Pronunciation: (krē'kē),[key] —adj.,creak•i•er, creak•i•est. 1. creaking or apt to creak: a creaky stairway. 2. run-down; dilapidated: a creaky shack. 3. Phonet.(of the voice) produced by vibration of a small portion of the vocal cords while the arytenoid cartilages are held together, with little breath being released; laryngealized.