Synonyms of grating


1. grate, grating, barrier

usage: a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

2. grate, grating, framework

usage: a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

3. diffraction grating, grating, optical device

usage: 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


1. grate, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"

2. eat into, fret, rankle, grate, annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

usage: gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"

3. grate, rub

usage: reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface; "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg"

4. grate, grind, break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

usage: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"

5. scrape, grate, rub

usage: scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"


1. grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy, cacophonous (vs. euphonious), cacophonic

usage: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"

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