Definition of Scratching

1. Noun. A harsh noise made by scraping. "The scrape of violin bows distracted her"

Exact synonyms: Scrape, Scraping, Scratch
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Scratchy



Definition of Scratching

1. adv. With the action of scratching.

Definition of Scratching

1. Verb. (present participle of scratch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scratching

1. scratch [v] - See also: scratch

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scratching

scratchcards
scratched
scratched one's head
scratcher
scratchers
scratches
scratches one's head
scratcheth
scratchie
scratchier
scratchies
scratchiest
scratchily
scratchiness
scratchinesses
scratching (current term)
scratching one's head
scratching post
scratching posts
scratchingly
scratchings
scratchiti
scratchless
scratchlike
scratchpad
scratchpads
scratchpaper
scratchplate
scratchproof
scratchweed

Literary usage of Scratching

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1877)
"Itching on the right frontal eminence, and burning after scratching (after ... —Itching on the left frontal eminence, disappearing after scratching (after ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"scratching the Front Lenses of Homogeneous-immersion Objectives.—It was recently objected to homogeneous-immersion objectives that the necessity of wiping ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"The graffito is a rude scribbling or scratching with a stylus, or other sharp instrument, on the plaster of a wall, a pillar, or a door-post. ..."

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