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GRATING





Definition:

  1. [noun] a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
    Synonyms: grate

  2. [noun] a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
    Synonyms: grate

  3. [noun] 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
    Synonyms: diffraction

  4. [adjective] unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
    Synonyms: gravel, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough

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