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Meaning of grating

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly
             voice" [syn: {grating}, {gravelly}, {rasping}, {raspy},
             {rough}, {scratchy}]
      n 1: a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a
           passage but admitting air [syn: {grate}, {grating}]
      2: a frame of iron bars to hold a fire [syn: {grate}, {grating}]
      3: 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 [syn: {diffraction grating}, {grating}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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