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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scratchy

scratchierscratchiest

  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>

scratchily play \-chə-lē\ adverb
scratchiness play \-chē-nəs\ noun

Examples of scratchy in a sentence

  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


SCRATCHY Defined for Kids

scratchy

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adjective \ˈskra-chē\

Definition of scratchy for Students

scratchierscratchiest

  1. 1 :  likely to injure with something sharp <a scratchy rosebush>

  2. 2 :  causing irritation <a scratchy wool sweater>

  3. 3 :  coarse 1 <I shook his scratchy hand.>

  4. 4 :  somewhat sore <a scratchy throat>





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