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Adjective
Irritating
“It was particularly refreshing when compared with the slightly grating staccato voice he used to read his poetry.”
Adjective
Sounding harsh and unpleasant
“I have never been much of a music person, preferring instead the sound of my own thoughts and the environmental sounds to the too-often grating noise that exudes from the radio or other music medium.”
Adjective
Harsh and dry in sound
Noun
A framework of parallel or crossed bars, typically preventing access through an opening while permitting communication or ventilation
“A welded grating prevents anyone from straying deeper into the adjoining caves.”
Verb
Present participle for to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface
“You can also grate the crumbs by hand using a cheese grater.”
Verb
Present participle for irritate
“Her voice is kind of strange actually, a nice sound but some notes grate on the nerves as she sings on about nothing but love and loss.”
Verb
Present participle for make an unpleasant rasping sound
“The next morning, I woke as the door closed and the key grated once more.”
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