- Marked by or consisting of scratches: scratchy handwriting. (adjective)
- Making a harsh scratching noise: a scratchy voice; a scratchy record. (adjective)
- Harsh and irritating: a scratchy fabric. (adjective)
- Irregular; uneven: played a scratchy stroke. (adjective)
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