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Grating
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Grating as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

9 August 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 19 answers for the crossword clue 'Grating', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Grating a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Grating as an answer itself some 56 times.

Grating is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Thursday, 19 August 2021 with the answer being STRIDENT, but the most popular answer for this clue is GRID.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • 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
  • A frame of iron bars to hold a fire
  • Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
  • A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

GRID
A perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material

5 Letters

GRATE
A frame of iron bars to hold a fire

GRILL
A framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate; "he cooked hamburgers on the grill"

HARSH
Sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"

RASPY
Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"

ROUGH
Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a rough ride"

SHARP Mike Smallman
Quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"

6 Letters

GRILLE
A framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate; "he cooked hamburgers on the grill"

7 Letters

IRKSOME
So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

JARRING
Making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"

LATTICE Howard
Small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted

RASPING
Uttering in an irritated tone

8 Letters

ABRASIVE
Sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"

ANNOYING
The act of troubling or annoying someone

GRAVELLY
Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"

SCRAPING
A deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"

SCRATCHY
Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"

STRIDENT
Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"

18 Letters

DIFFRACTIONGRATING
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

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