Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: creeping
IPA transcription: [kɹ'ipɪŋ]
Pronunciations of creeping
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: crawl, crawling, creep, creeping
    Meaning: a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body; "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"
Usage examples
  • He hardly felt Muriel's tiny creeping hands.
  • Don't think of this as a bit of sordidness creeping in.
  • He could feel a flush of warm blood creeping up his face.
  • Many times the fierce lions and savage bears came creeping upon his flocks.
  • 'Come out! whatever do you mean by creeping about under the stalls, like earwigs?'
  • Fastened to the creeping branch, the unsightly bundle lies on the sand heaped up by the rains.
  • From the darkness, across the star-jewelled horizon, came mysterious shapes, creeping, creeping.
  • "Are you boys all ready?" I asked, creeping to a position opposite the door and drawing my hand-gun.
  • A motor car was creeping along foot by foot, impeded by a freshet of vehicles that filled the street.
  • I've tried the leaves from the trees and the mosses and creeping vines, but they don't seem to suit my taste.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Battle of Vimy Ridge, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Helium, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Battle of the Somme, License CC BY-SA 4.0