1. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

    Synonyms : gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy
  2. optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum

    Synonyms : diffraction grating
    Type Of : optical device
  3. a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

    Synonyms : grate
    Type Of : barrier
  4. a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

    Synonyms : grate
    Type Of : frame, framework


  1. having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

    Synonyms : aglitter, coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly
    Examples :
    • glittery costume jewelry


  1. fool or hoax

    Synonyms : befool, cod, dupe, fool, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in
    Type Of : deceive, betray, lead astray
  2. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

    Synonyms : chump, fall guy, fool, mark, mug, patsy, soft touch, sucker
    Type Of : dupe, victim
  3. mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs

    Synonyms : sea gull, seagull
    Type Of : larid
  4. make a fool or dupe of

    Synonyms : befool, fool
    Type Of : delude, cozen, lead on, deceive


  1. with extreme care or delicacy

    Examples :
    • they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones
    • the issue was handled only in a gingerly way
  2. in a gingerly manner

    Examples :
    • gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket


  1. a persistently annoying person

    Synonyms : blighter, cuss, pest, pesterer
    Type Of : persecutor, tormenter, tormentor
  2. any of various large flies that annoy livestock

    Type Of : fly


  1. a strong current of air

    Synonyms : blast, blow
    Type Of : air current, current of air, wind
    Examples :
    • the tree was bent almost double by the gust


  1. the sound of growling (as made by animals)

    Synonyms : growl
    Type Of : cry
  2. a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)

    Type Of : utterance, vocalization


  1. a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

    Synonyms : gourmand, gourmandizer, trencherman
    Type Of : eater, feeder
  2. musteline mammal of northern Eurasia

    Synonyms : gulo gulo, wolverine
    Type Of : mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal


  1. a style of expressing yourself in writing

    Synonyms : literary genre, writing style
    Type Of : style, expressive style
  2. an expressive style of music

    Synonyms : music genre, musical genre, musical style
    Type Of : style, expressive style, music
  3. a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique

    Type Of : fine art, art
  4. a kind of literary or artistic work

    Type Of : kind, sort, form, variety


  1. systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

    Synonyms : race murder, racial extermination
    Type Of : kill, killing, putting to death