Definition of creak noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kriːk//
; NAmE NAmE//kriːk//
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[countable] (also creaking [uncountable, countable]) a sound, for example that sometimes made by a door when it opens or shuts, or by a wooden floor when you step on it the creak/creaking of the door Distant creaks and groans echoed eerily along the dark corridors. The gate swung open with a creak. Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb in the sense ‘croak’): imitative.
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