how to pronounce creak


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the above transcription of creak 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.

creak is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of creak in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… it's beginning to creak at the seams and …”

meanings of creak


  1. To produce a creaking sound with.
  2. To suffer from strain or old age.
  3. To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances.


  1. The sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking.

creak frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word creak occurs in english on average 1.4 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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