how to pronounce creaking


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the above transcription of creaking is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

creaking is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of creaking in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… body listen no creaking unlike how it …”

meanings of creaking


  1. Present participle of creak.


  1. A noise that creaks.

creaking frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word creaking occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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