English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
+ scratch -y
Pronunciation [ edit ]
Adjective [ edit ]
scratchy ( comparative , scratchier superlative ) scratchiest
An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long
scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.
(chiefly of a sore throat) Annoying, irritating, itchy.
( informal , of an analogue radio transmission ) Noisy, lossy; marred by white noise or static as a result of poor or low signal, interference or unfavourable atmospheric conditions.
The FM station two hundred miles away was receivable, but the audio was too scratchy to positively identify.
(of a Having popping and/or crackling sounds due to excessive wear, especially from scratch marks. phonograph record)