きしむ

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Japanese[edit]

Verb[edit]

きしむ ‎(romaji kishimu)

  1. 軋む: To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances; creak; squeak.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Both the hiragana form きしむ and the kanji form 軋む are commonly used.