Noun(1) a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air(2) a frame of iron bars to hold a fire(3) optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation
Verb(1) furnish with a grate(2) gnaw into; make resentful or angry(3) reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface(4) make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together(5) scratch repeatedly
Adjective(1) unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
(1) This grating noise can be very disconcerting and is one of the biggest reasons, besides pain, that members present for treatment.(2) Suddenly, something thudded against the grating that covered the opening.(3) The shadowy figure spit each word out in its grating voice.(4) The hideous, grating noise lasted for only a few seconds, and then the blessed silence of the forest poured back in.(5) I listened for as long as I could tolerate his inane features and grating voice, then turned off the television.(6) Then he laughed a harsh, grating laugh Kaitlin had never heard.(7) But then she spoke again, in this pleading, grating voice that rubbed his nerve endings raw.(8) But the voice of the lead singer gets very grating .(9) The rough grating voices tore through the darkness and pierced his ears.(10) Damien laughed and demonstrated his grating growl of a voice.(11) After a few seconds, a harsh grating voice came out of the speakers above the door.(12) There was a harsh, tinny grating sound, echoing into his ears, as the sphere ground against the wall.(13) It's also grating , because at the international level, where big business makes the big money and wields enormous power, Howard is a fan of international agreements to grease big business wheels.(14) It's a little grating after awhile, to be honest.(15) A welded grating prevents anyone from straying deeper into the adjoining caves.(16) It was particularly refreshing when compared with the slightly grating staccato voice he used to read his poetry.
(1) grate :: Rasper
1. scraping ::
2. harsh ::
3. irritating ::
5. grid ::
6. grate ::
7. diffraction grating ::
8. shred ::
9. grind ::
10. irritate ::
11. eat into ::
12. scrape ::
Different Formsgrating, gratingly, gratings
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