Definition of squeaky in US English:



  • Having or making a high-pitched sound or cry.

    ‘a high, squeaky voice’
    • ‘The oul lad simmered away, rocking ominously in and out of a beam of dust infused sunlight on his squeaky rocking chair.’
    • ‘It was a squeaky fart, this one, with some laughter in the background.’
    • ‘I sat in front of a four year old (I'm guessing, but he was small and squeaky enough).’
    • ‘Blackboard rubbers have long since been consigned to the scrap heap, and when squeaky pens and stinky cloths follow, what then?’
    • ‘I'll miss the way he could destroy a squeaky toy in about a minute.’
    • ‘Wigeon don't quack, but have a squeaky call - rather like a child's rubber duck.’
    • ‘They moved in to kiss, but were stopped by the sound of the squeaky stairs.’
    • ‘Under the best of circumstances his raspy, squeaky voice grated her nerves raw.’
    • ‘Suddenly, a bike bell is heard, followed by the sound of a squeaky bike wheel.’
    • ‘Suddenly the sound of a bike bell is heard, followed by the sound of a bike with a squeaky wheel rolling along.’
    • ‘The closer together the waves, the more high pitched or squeaky the sound is, and this is measured in Hertz.’
    • ‘As my voice turned squeaky, it sounded as though I was asking him a question, not greeting him.’
    • ‘Her head snapped to the left as the sound of a squeaky hinge finally caught her attention.’
    • ‘The last time we mentioned Annie the boss started jumping up and down and making odd squeaky sounds that did not impress the missus.’
    • ‘I believe in ghosts, and I get freaked out if there's a squeaky noise in house when I'm alone and all that.’
    • ‘Here is a hotel old enough to have a history, not just ersatz nostalgia, and the squeaky floorboards to tell it.’
    • ‘The park is now filled with plants, colourful murals, and two squeaky swings fastened with yellow cord.’
    • ‘She then turned her attention to the midget, who was making squeaky sounds of displeasure.’
    • ‘Example: one afternoon I took Cody out in the yard with a ball and a squeaky toy.’
    • ‘Well, you know, there's a saying that says it's the squeaky wheel that usually gets the grease.’
    grating, jarring, grinding, rasping, raspy, strident, raucous, brassy, jangling, metallic, ear-piercing, discordant, dissonant, disagreeable, unharmonious, cacophonous, unmelodious
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