grating grating  /ˈɡreɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
  2. (n) a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
  3. (n) 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
  4. (adj) unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But a fusillade of machine-gun fire stopped him on the grating; hit by seven bullets in the head and neck, he crumpled to the ground.
  2. The toughest job a highbrow machinist can tackle is to make a diffraction grating.
  3. If you like endless cut scenes and game chatter spoken in grating Serbian accents, this is the game for you.

News

  1. New Aliso Viejo roadwork to be a day job

    With previous nighttime work in Aliso Viejo grating on residents nearby, the City Council approved an asphalt rehabilitation project on Aliso Creek Road, this one with a daytime schedule. The $485,000 contract is about $20,000 higher than a contract...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Aliso Viejo & Laguna Niguel News

  2. County Commissioners Approve Burn Ban in Ward County

    If you live in Ward County, a burn ban is now in effect. County Commissioners approved a burn ban this week. You can still burn trash but it has to be in containers covered by metal grating.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: News West 9 Midland

Quotes

  1. "It's quite clear that it's metal-to-metal grating or something, and it's widespread," Tani said.
    on Oct 27, 2007 By: Daniel Tani Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I was disappointed. I had to get a release from the [NZ] board to join the ICL, then they did an about-face," Bond said. "That is what is most grating - I never even got an apology. After I had signed, I was told I had to tear up the...
    on Nov 11, 2008 By: Shane Bond Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "He did have the knack of irritating you, grating you," Kasprowicz, who locked horns with "the Raj" on countless occasions, told The Sun-Herald between matches for the Mumbai Champs in the Indian Cricket League. "There was the third Test at...
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Michael Kasprowicz Source: The Canberra Times

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