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I need a word or phrase to describe the sensation people experience when they hear nails scratching on a chalkboard. I don't want to describe the noise , just the sensation.

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marked as duplicate by FumbleFingers, RyeɃreḁd, Mitch, Josh61, jwpat7 May 4 '14 at 22:54

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@Mari-LouA Thanks for the reference to the previous post........How do I mark this Question "Answered"?? – Gary's Student May 3 '14 at 12:53
Short answer: you can't. You cannot even delete your question because it has received two answers. You could award somebody's post and that might discourage new answers from being suggested. I think only a moderator can close this question now. Try flagging it. – Mari-Lou A May 3 '14 at 12:58
@Mari-LouA Thank you for your help! – Gary's Student May 3 '14 at 12:59
You can describe it about the same way you did: like nails on a chalkboard – snailplane May 3 '14 at 17:06
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Common terms for that include:

  • Sets (my) teeth on edge
  • Makes (my) skin crawl
  • Makes (my) hair stand on end
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It makes teeth grind (or hurt)

That screeching noise makes my teeth hurt.

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