Meaning of GRATING in English

GRATING

(~s)

1.

A ~ is a flat metal frame with rows of bars across it, which is fastened over a window or over a hole in a wall or the ground.

...an open ~ in the sidewalk.

N-COUNT

2.

A ~ sound is harsh and unpleasant.

She recognized the ~ voice of Dr. Sarnoff.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

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