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Definition of "creaking" []

  • Present participle of creak. (verb)
  • A noise that creaks. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "creaking" in a sentence
  • "Now and then she would rouse a little, and catch the sound of voices, or be aware that Clover or Elsie stood at the door, crying softly; or that Aunt Izzie, in creaking slippers, was going about the room on tiptoe."
  • "The machine shuddered, then swayed as if trying to regain its balance, there was a loud creaking from the metal plates and the entwined canes, and suddenly, as if it were being sucked in by a luminous vortex, it went up making two complete turns, and no sooner had it risen above the walls of the coach-house than it recovered its balance, raised its head like a seagull, and soared like an arrow straight up into the sky."
  • "We’re bound to have that, but that’s the area where the creaking is caused by the newness, not by the fact that it’s a defective piece of machinery or there’s something wrong with the machinery."