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scratchy

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adjective \ˈskra-chē\

Simple Definition of scratchy

  • : having a rough sound : having a sound like the sound made when something sharp or rough rubs against a surface or object

  • : rough and irritating to the skin : likely to make you itch

  • : swollen and sore

Full Definition of scratchy

scratch·i·erscratch·i·est

  1. 1 :  marked or made with scratches <scratchy drawing> <scratchy handwriting>

  2. 2 :  likely to scratch :  prickly <scratchy undergrowth>

  3. 3 :  making a scratching noise

  4. 4 :  uneven in quality :  ragged

  5. 5 :  causing tingling or itching :  irritating <scratchy wool>

  6. 6 :  somewhat inflamed and sore <a scratchy throat>

scratch·i·ly play \-chə-lē\ adverb
scratch·i·ness play \-chē-nəs\ noun

Examples of scratchy

  1. listening to scratchy old records

  2. The costume is made from scratchy material.

  3. He is sick with a scratchy throat.



1827

First Known Use of scratchy

1827

Rhymes with scratchy



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