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Meaning of grating

grat•ing

Pronunciation: (grā'ting), [key]
— 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. See

grat•ing

Pronunciation: (grā'ting), [key]
— adj.
  1. irritating or unpleasant to one's feelings.
  2. (of a sound or noise) harsh, discordant, or rasping.
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