adjective, scratch·i·er, scratch·i·est.
Examples from the Web for scratchy
Cochran had come down with some nasty throat bug and his voice was low and scratchy, but that only made it better.How Thad Cochran Pulled Off a Win Over Chris McDaniel (Simple, Really)|Stuart Stevens|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is that scratchy rug atop her head really meant to be Kate's famously silken locks?Kate's First Official Portrait: Will Artist be Sent To Tower for Hideous Picture?|Tom Sykes|January 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Once again, Pharoah hammers down every screechy, scratchy vocal tic while doing a Rock-sian riff on Romeo and Juliet.Barack Obama and Jay Pharoah’s 7 Best Celebrity Impressions (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|September 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Last year, she had a chance to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, 16 years after seeing that scratchy video in Beijing.
The rebels said so, in their scratchy broadcasts from across the border.
I stood it while he stuffed my pockets, but rebelled when he tried to poke the prickly, scratchy things inside my shirt.Alaska Days with John Muir|Samuel Hall Young
Now I could distinctly hear a sound of whispering, and something slithered over the panels, with a rasping, scratchy noise.The House on the Borderland|William Hope Hodgson
The execution of the work is not of a very high order, but is rather irregular and scratchy.
One old man being asked why he liked the vicar, made answer as follows: "Why, 'cos he be so scratchy after souls."A Cotswold Village|J. Arthur Gibbs
We stood there in friendly silence, while the feeble minstrel sheltered in Antonia's hair went on with its scratchy chirp.My Antonia|Willa Cather
Word Origin and History for scratchy
1710, "affected with 'the scratch,'" a skin disease, from scratch (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "composed of scratches" is from 1827; that of "grating" is from 1866. Of sounds (especially in reproduction) from 1889. Related: Scratchiness.