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grat·ing

 (grā′tĭng)
n.
1. A grill or network of bars set in a window or door or used as a partition; a grate.
2. A diffraction grating.

grating

(ˈɡreɪtɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) Also called: grate a framework of metal bars in the form of a grille set into a wall, pavement, etc, serving as a cover or guard but admitting air and sometimes light
2. (General Physics) short for diffraction grating

grating

(ˈɡreɪtɪŋ)
adj
1. (of sounds) harsh and rasping
2. annoying; irritating
n
(often plural) something produced by grating
ˈgratingly adv

grat•ing1

(ˈgreɪ tɪŋ)

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.
[1605–15]

grat•ing2

(ˈgreɪ tɪŋ)

adj.
1. irritating; abrasive: a grating personality.
2. (of sound) harsh; discordant.
[1555–65]
grat′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grating - a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting airgrating - a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
radiator grille, grille - grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
2.grating - a frame of iron bars to hold a firegrating - a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
cooking stove, kitchen range, kitchen stove, stove, range - a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was already on the stove"
3.grating - 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
echelon - a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
Adj.1.grating - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

grating

1
noun grille, grid, grate, lattice, trellis, gridiron an open grating in the sidewalk

grating

2

grating

adjective
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
Translations
حاجِز مُشَبَّكذو صَرير، مُزْعِج
mřížovískřípavý
ristskurrende
arinaristikkoritilä
járngrindskapraunandi
režģis
ızgarakulak tırmalayıcı

grating

1 [ˈgreɪtɪŋ] N (in wall, pavement) → reja f, enrejado m

grating

2 [ˈgreɪtɪŋ] ADJ [tone etc] → áspero

grating

[ˈgreɪtɪŋ]
n (= iron bars) → grille f
adj [noise] → grinçant(e)

grating

1
nGitter nt

grating

2
adjkratzend; soundquietschend; (= rasping)knirschend; (on nerves) → auf die Nerven gehend; voiceschrill
nKratzen nt; (of rusty door)Quietschen nt; (of teeth, feet on gravel)Knirschen nt

grating

1 [ˈgreɪtɪŋ] n (in wall, pavement) → grata

grating

2 [ˈgreɪtɪŋ] adj (sound) → stridulo/a, stridente

grating2

(ˈgreitiŋ) noun
a framework of iron etc bars. a grating in the road.
References in classic literature ?
But sometimes a young fellow would look up from his ledger, or out through the grating of his father's bank, and let his eyes follow Lena Lingard, as she passed the window with her slow, undulating walk, or Tiny Soderball, tripping by in her short skirt and striped stockings.
Duncan heard the grating of the rusty hinges, and darting to the spot, directed by the sound, he met a long line of dark red warriors, passing swiftly toward the glacis.
But as soon as the first glimpse of sun entered the window, up he got, with stiff and grating joints, but with a cheerful look; limped towards me where I lay; pressed his forehead again against mine; and said his Ramadan was over.
With a grating rush, the three lines flew round the loggerheads with such a force as to gouge deep grooves in them; while so fearful were the harpooneers that this rapid sounding would soon exhaust the lines, that using all their dexterous might, they caught repeated smoking turns with the rope to hold on; till at last --owing to the perpendicular strain from the lead-lined chocks of the boats, whence the three ropes went straight down into the blue --the gunwales of the bows were almost even with the water, while the three sterns tilted high in the air.
Through the grating Jurgis could see some one sitting in a chair; and as he came into the room the person started up, and he saw that it was little Stanislovas.
I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, two or three feet thick, the door of wood and iron, a foot thick, and the iron grating which strained the light, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated my as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up.
And such a luxury to him was this petting of his sorrows, that he could not bear to have any worldly cheeriness or any grating delight intrude upon it; it was too sacred for such contact; and so, presently, when his cousin Mary danced in, all alive with the joy of seeing home again after an age-long visit of one week to the country, he got up and moved in clouds and darkness out at one door as she brought song and sunshine in at the other.
Nor was it unwarranted: in five minutes more the grating key, the yielding lock, warned me my watch was relieved.
As the grating sound of the carriage-wheels ceased suddenly at a turn in the road, the sisters looked one another in the face; each feeling, and each betraying in her own way, the dreary sense that she was openly excluded, for the first time, from the confidence of her parents.
Each of these stoppages was made at a doleful grating, by which any languishing good airs that were left uncorrupted, seemed to escape, and all spoilt and sickly vapours seemed to crawl in.
The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.
Over a door in this wall was a board with SALEM HousE upon it; and through a grating in this door we were surveyed when we rang the bell by a surly face, which I found, on the door being opened, belonged to a stout man with a bull-neck, a wooden leg, overhanging temples, and his hair cut close all round his head.