Definition of grating

Definition of grating
  1. grating Adjective (typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant
  2. grating Noun A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
  3. grating Noun A frame of iron bars to hold a fire
  4. grating Verb Present participle of grate
  5. grate Noun A horizontal metal grille through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot.
  6. grate Verb To shred things, usually foodstuffs, by rubbing across a grater.
  7. grate Verb To rub against, such as grating one's teeth.
  8. grate Verb To grate on one's nerves; to irritate or annoy.
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