Definition of scratching in English:

scratching

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action or fact of marking a surface with a sharp or pointed object.

    ‘a screen protector prevents any scratching of the display’
    1. 1.1 The action of rubbing a part of one's body with one's fingernails.
      ‘scratching temporarily relieves an itch but it often makes a skin problem worse’
  • 2The action or sound of something being scraped over a hard surface.

    ‘there was near silence but for the scratching of pen on paper’
  • 3The action of playing a record using the scratch technique.

    ‘the practices of rap and scratching’
    See scratch (sense 2 of the noun)

Pronunciation

scratching

/ˈskratʃɪŋ/