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scratchy

adjective \ˈskra-chē\

: 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

scratch·i·erscratch·i·est

Full Definition of SCRATCHY

1
:  marked or made with scratches <scratchy drawing> <scratchy handwriting>
2
:  likely to scratch :  prickly <scratchy undergrowth>
3
:  making a scratching noise
4
:  uneven in quality :  ragged
5
:  causing tingling or itching :  irritating <scratchy wool>
6
:  somewhat inflamed and sore <a scratchy throat>
scratch·i·ly \-chə-lē\ adverb
scratch·i·ness \-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.

First Known Use of SCRATCHY

1827

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SCRATCHY Defined for Kids

scratchy

adjective \ˈskra-chē\
scratch·i·erscratch·i·est

Definition of SCRATCHY for Kids

1
:  likely to injure with something sharp <a scratchy rosebush>
2
:  causing irritation <a scratchy wool sweater>
3
:  coarse 1 <I shook his scratchy hand.>
4
:  somewhat sore <a scratchy throat>

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