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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a manner that rubs, causes abrasion, or makes a grating sound..

Usage examples (26)
  • Adjective, : a scratchy record. ,a scratchy drawing. ,He plays a scratchy game. ,a scratchy woolen sweater. ,scratchy bushes
  • The links of his mail were rusty, and rustled scratchily about him.
  • But the voice of Zhukov came through quite clearly, though a bit scratchily.
  • 'What do all these figures mean?' she asked, scratchily pointing to the card. for more
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