Definition of scratchy
scratchilyplay \-chə-lē\ adverb
scratchinessplay \-chē-nəs\ noun
Examples of scratchy in a Sentence
listening to scratchy old records
The costume is made from scratchy material.
He is sick with a scratchy throat.
Recent Examples of scratchy from the Web
To be fair, there is one melodious gag, which pops up when Daniels and her comrades are trying to decipher the transmission, scratchy with static, that was received out of nowhere.
Other functionsinclude a strong pitch control knob and effective tone control (justlow/high, but it’s enough to remove scratchy hiss)…
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First Known Use of scratchy
SCRATCHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scratchy for English Language Learners
: 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
SCRATCHY Defined for Kids
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