Meaning of GRATING in English

GRATING

grating 1

/gray"ting/ , n.

1. a fixed frame of bars or the like covering an opening to exclude persons, animals, coarse material, or objects while admitting light, air, or fine material.

2. Physics. See diffraction grating .

[ 1605-15; GRATE 1 + -ING 1 ]

grating 2

— gratingly , adv.

/gray"ting/ , adj.

1. irritating or unpleasant to one's feelings.

2. (of a sound or noise) harsh, discordant, or rasping.

[ 1555-65; GRATE 2 + -ING 2 ]

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