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Definition 1: a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for grating in the sense of this definition

(grating is a kind of ...) a structure or object that impedes free movement

(... is a kind of grating ) grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator

Definition 2: a frame of iron bars to hold a fire - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for grating in the sense of this definition

(grating is a kind of ...) a structure supporting or containing something

(... is part of grating) an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.

(... is part of grating) a kitchen appliance used for cooking food

"dinner was already on the stove"

Definition 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for grating in the sense of this definition

(grating is a kind of ...) a device for producing or controlling light

(... is a kind of grating ) a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset

Definition 4: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grating or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a gravelly voice

Synonyms for grating in the sense of this definition

(grating is similar to ...) having an unpleasant sound

"as cacophonous as a henyard"

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