Grating vs Chopping - What's the difference?

grating | chopping |


As adjectives the difference between grating and chopping

is that grating is (typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant while chopping is shifting or changing suddenly, as the wind; also, having tumbling waves dashing against each other.

As nouns the difference between grating and chopping

is that grating is a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air while chopping is the action by which something is chopped.

As verbs the difference between grating and chopping

is that grating is while chopping is .

grating

Adjective

(head)
  • (typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant
  • abrasive; tending to annoy
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
  • A frame of iron bars to hold a fire.
  • The loose material that comes from something being grated.
  • Add a few gratings of nutmeg to the hot milk.
  • An optical system of close equidistant and parallel lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction.
  • (nautical, in the plural) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable lattice used for the flooring of boats.
  • Synonyms

    * grill

    Verb

    (head)
  • chopping

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action by which something is chopped.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Shifting or changing suddenly, as the wind; also, having tumbling waves dashing against each other.
  • a chopping sea
  • (obsolete) stout; large; plump
  • * Elijah Fenton
  • Yet some prolific planet smil'd, / And gave the pair a chopping child