gratingly
adverb see grate I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gratingly — adverb in a harsh and grating manner her voice fell gratingly on our ears • Syn: ↑raspingly, ↑harshly • Derived from adjective: ↑harsh (for: ↑harshly), ↑rasping …   Useful english dictionary

  • gratingly — Ⅰ. grating [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) sounding harsh and unpleasant. 2) irritating. DERIVATIVES gratingly adverb. Ⅱ. grating [2] ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • Gratingly — Grating Grat ing, a. [See {Grate} to rub harshy.] That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh. {Grat ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gratingly — adverb In a grating manner …   Wiktionary

  • gratingly — adv. harshly, abrasively; in an irritating manner; oppressively; discordantly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gratingly — grat·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • gratingly — See: grating …   English dictionary

  • gratingly adv — Would anyone like some Parmesan? asked Tom gratingly …   English expressions

  • grate v — gratingly adv …   English expressions

  • harshly — adverb 1. in a harsh or unkind manner (Freq. 3) That s enough!, he cut in harshly • Derived from adjective: ↑harsh 2. in a harsh and grating manner (Freq. 2) her voice fell gratingly on our ears • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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