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See definition of creaking on Dictionary.com
  • as inharsh
  • as inscratchy
  • as insquawky

synonyms for creaking

  • bitter
  • bleak
  • grim
  • hard
  • rigid
  • severe
  • sharp
  • strident
  • coarse
  • acrid
  • asperous
  • astringent
  • cacophonous
  • caterwauling
  • clashing
  • cracked
  • craggy
  • croaking
  • disagreeing
  • discordant
  • dissonant
  • disturbing
  • earsplitting
  • flat
  • glaring
  • grating
  • guttural
  • hoarse
  • incompatible
  • jagged
  • jangling
  • jarring
  • noisy
  • not smooth
  • off-key
  • out-of-key
  • out-of-tune
  • rasping
  • raucous
  • rugged
  • rusty
  • screeching
  • sour
  • stridulous
  • tuneless
  • uneven
  • unlevel
  • unmelodious
  • unmusical
  • unrelenting

antonyms for creaking

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  • bland
  • bright
  • calm
  • cheerful
  • easy
  • facile
  • flexible
  • kind
  • low
  • mild
  • moderate
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • soft
  • sunny
  • yielding
  • courteous
  • gentle
  • peaceful
  • pleasing
  • polite
  • smooth
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    How to use creaking in a sentence

    And with another bow the man from Paris drew himself erect, turned on his heel, and went jingling and creaking from the room.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    But while the tenth man still labors, the machine, though creaking with its dislocation, can still go on.
    THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
    But, later, he grew afraid of the shadows of window-curtains and the flapping of doors and the creaking of shutters.
    KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
    At the creaking sound of the opening door the Seneschal bestirred himself to rise.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    Cautiously they began to go up into the dark vault of the upper house, the boards creaking under their weight.
    THE EMPTY HOUSE AND OTHER GHOST STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    The two men, opening the creaking iron gate, advanced boldly to the door, an excuse ready in case Pietro opened it.
    THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
    They came back in the old creaking buckboard with Methuselah the old, old white horse, and the Toyman.
    SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
    As he spoke, the tall clock in the corner, after an ominous creaking and groaning, began to strike five.
    THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
    At night he heard their loud laughter, and the creaking cries of the herons flying past.
    LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
    At one side a rough staircase, creaking at every step, conducts one to a saloon on the first floor.
    THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
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