Definition of creaking in US English:

creaking

adjective

  • 1Making a harsh, high-pitched sound when being moved or when pressure or weight is applied.

    ‘he boards a creaking wooden boat’
  • 2Showing weakness or frailty under strain.

    ‘they have to rely on a creaking transport system’

noun

  • Harsh, high-pitched noise made when something is being moved or when pressure or weight is applied to it.

    ‘we could hear the creaking of the deteriorating wood’

Pronunciation

creaking

/ˈkrikɪŋ//ˈkrēkiNG/