Creaky vs Grating - What's the difference?
creaky | grating |
Tending to creak
Worn down by overuse; decrepit
arthritic or rheumatic
(linguistics) Of or relating to a special kind of phonation in which the arytenoid cartilages in the larynx are drawn together, compressing the vocal folds.
(typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant
abrasive; tending to annoy
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.
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.
As adjectives the difference between creaky and gratingis that creaky is tending to creak while grating is (typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant.
As a noun grating isa barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
As a verb grating is.
- creaky tone
- creaky voice
Derived terms* creakiness
- Add a few gratings of nutmeg to the hot milk.