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Meaning of CREAK

Pronunciation:  kreek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a squeaking sound; "the creak of the floorboards gave him away"
  2. [v]  make a high-pitched, screeching noise, as of a door

CREAK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: creaking, screak, screech, skreak, squeak
 See Also: make noise, noise, noise, resound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Creak\ (kr[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Creaked}
    (kr[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Creaking}.] [OE. creken, prob.
    of imitative origin; cf. E. crack, and. D. krieken to
    crackle, chirp.]
    To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by
    the friction of hard substances; as, shoes creak.
          The creaking locusts with my voice conspire. --Dryden.
          Doors upon their hinges creaked.         --Tennyson.
  2. \Creak\, v. t.
    To produce a creaking sound with.
          Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry.  --Shak.
  3. \Creak\ (kr[=e]k), n.
    The sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: caterwaul, chirk, chirking, chirp, chirrup, crick, howl, keen, pipe, screak, scream, screech, shriek, shrill, skirl, skreigh, squawk, squeak, squeal, stridulate, stridulation, ululate, ululation, wail, whine, whistle, wrawl, yammer