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grating2

grat·ing2

grating2

 
pronunciation:
greI tihng
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: (of a sound) harsh, jarring, or discordant.
The wheels of the train made a grating noise as the train came to a halt.
definition 2: irritating or displeasing, esp. due to harshness or discordance.
I find their constant arguing very grating.
similar words:
annoying, bothersome, irritating, jarring, tiresome
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