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scratchy

view main entry for scratchyadjective  /ˈskrætʃi/ 
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scratchily

adverb

scratchiness

noun [uncountable]
scratchiness noun [uncountable]General words for sound and qualities of sounds: intensity, noise, pattern, resonance, reverberation, sound, strength, reediness, scratchiness, screechinessNot smooth: rough, uneven, coarse, irregular, rugged, textured, ragged, abrasive, prickly, jaggedMaking you feel uncomfortable: tight, unsettling, troubling, strange, unnatural, claustrophobic, cramped, heavy, uncomfortable

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