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Definition of grating adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

grating

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NAmE//ˈɡreɪt̮ɪŋ//
 
 
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(of a sound or someone's voice) unpleasant to listen to The sound of his grating voice complaining all day was driving me crazy.
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