/ (ˈskrætʃɪŋ) /

  1. a percussive effect obtained by rotating a gramophone record manually: a disc-jockey and dub technique

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How to use scratching in a sentence

  • Some chickens were clucking outside the windows, scratching for bits of gravel in the grass.

  • Actually, after much heart searching and head scratching, my mind has made itself up and has gone home by cable to-day.

  • There was the same sniffing and scratching as before, and I felt the tent give a little as when wind shakes it.

    Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
  • Her mother, wearing an ink-stained jacket, was busy at her desk, the pen scratching on the big sheets of pad paper.

  • She had just opened the doors of all the little colony houses, and the hills were white with excited scratching Leghorns.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton