Meaning of “grating” in the English Dictionary

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gratingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡreɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

a structure made of metal bars:

an iron grating

gratingadjective

us /ˈɡreɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

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.

(Definition of “grating” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)