grating

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grating

  1. (typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant
  2. abrasive; tending to annoy

Noun[edit]

grating (plural gratings)

  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. The loose material that comes from something being grated.
    Add a few gratings of nutmeg to the hot milk.
  4. An optical system of close equidistant and parallel lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction.
  5. (nautical, in the plural) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable lattice used for the flooring of boats.

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Verb[edit]

grating

  1. Present participle of grate.