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English definition of “grating”

grating

noun [C]  /ˈɡreɪ·t̬ɪŋ/ us  
a structure made of metal bars: an iron grating

grating

adjective  /ˈɡreɪ·t̬ɪŋ/ us  
of or like the unpleasant sound of two hard objects rubbing together: I turned on the car’s engine, and there was that familiar grating sound.
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