EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CREAK
It was no louder than a whisper from without—the creak of a board.
At every step the old boards seemed to creak as though in pain.
He listened but heard only the gurgle of the Vulcan's wake and the creak of her plates.
The doors of the hansom opened with a creak and banged back on their spring.
With this he leaned over the bed, and there was a creak of the spring mattress.
He bowed again until I fancied I could hear the creak of his old joints.
The wind rose and made the old tree rock, and creak, and tremble.
I heard the rattle of the bar as the helper lifted it, then the creak of the gate.
It even repeated the creak of those old, rusty springs while you waited for her.
Finally, there was a creak from a chair, and the footsteps ceased.
early 14c., "utter a harsh cry," of imitative origin. Used of the sound made by a rusty gate hinge, etc., from 1580s. Related: Creaked; creaking. As a noun, from c.1600.