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    grating - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grating

    Definition
    (noun) a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
    Synonyms : grate
    Definition
    (noun) a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
    Synonyms : grate
    Definition
    (noun) optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum
    Synonyms : diffraction grating
    Definition
    (adj) unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
    Synonyms : gravelly , rasping , raspy , rough , scratchy
    Example Sentence
    • a gravelly voice
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