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English definition of “grating”

grating

adjective uk   /ˈɡreɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/
describes a sound that is unpleasant and annoying

grating

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡreɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/
a structure made of metal bars that covers a hole, especially in the ground over a drain
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