American English

Definition of scratchy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (scratchier, scratchiest)
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  1. 1(of clothes or cloth) rough and unpleasant to the touch synonym itchy This sweater is too scratchy. a scratchy blanket
  2. 2(of a record, voice, etc.) making a rough, unpleasant sound like something being scratched across a surface a scratchy recording of Mario Lanza a scratchy pen
  3. 3(of writing or drawings) done without care She had scrawled me a note in her familiar scratchy handwriting.
  4. 4that feels sore a scratchy throat
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scratchy