rasping


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rasp

 (răsp)
n.
1. A coarse file with sharp, pointed projections.
2. The act of filing with a rasp.
3. A harsh grating sound.
v. rasped, rasp·ing, rasps
v.tr.
1. To file or scrape with a rasp.
2. To utter in a grating voice.
3. To grate on (nerves or feelings).
v.intr.
1. To scrape harshly; grate.
2. To make a harsh, grating sound.

[Old French raspe, from rasper, to rasp, of Germanic origin. V., Middle English raspen, from Middle Dutch raspen, from Old French rasper.]

rasp′er n.
rasp′ing·ly adv.

rasping

(ˈrɑːspɪŋ) or

raspy

adj
(esp of a noise) harsh or grating; rough

rasp•ing

(ˈræs pɪŋ, ˈrɑ spɪŋ)

adj.
1. harsh; grating: a rasping voice.
n.
2. a minute piece of wood, etc., removed with a rasp.
3. raspings, dry breadcrumbs.
[1650–60]
rasp′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rasping - uttering in an irritated tone
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Adj.1.rasping - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

rasping

raspy
adjective harsh, rough, hoarse, gravelly, jarring, grating, creaking, husky, croaking, gruff, croaky Both men sang in a deep raspy tone.

rasping

adjective
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
Translations
خَشِن، فَظ
skřípavý
hæsskurrende
urgandi, skerandi; hás
ausį rėžiantis
griezīgsķērcošs
gıcırtılıtırmalayıcı

rasping

[ˈrɑːspɪŋ] ADJ [voice] → áspero; [noise] → chirriante

rasping

[ˈrɑːspɪŋ ˈræspɪŋ] adj [voice, cough] → rauque
rasping noise → bruit m rauque

rasping

adj (= sound)kratzend; voicekratzig (inf), → krächzend; coughkeuchend; breathrasselnd, keuchend
n (= sound)Kratzen nt; (of voice)Krächzen nt, → Gekrächze nt

rasping

[ˈrɑːspɪŋ] adjstridulo/a, stridente

rasping

(ˈraːspiŋ) adjective
(of a sound, voice etc) harsh, rough and unpleasant.
References in classic literature ?
AN American Statesman who had twisted the tail of the British Lion until his arms ached was at last rewarded by a sharp, rasping sound.
He had begun to romp with them in a feeble, awkward way, and even to squabble, his little throat vibrating with a queer rasping noise (the forerunner of the growl), as he worked himself into a passion.
Then it seemed as though I were being dragged over rasping sands, white and hot in the sun.
Immediately, as if the uplifting of the smoke had been prearranged, the discovered troops burst into a rasping yell, and a hundred flames jetted toward the retreating band.
A man's hot breath fell upon his cheek, a hoarse, rasping voice spoke to him out of the black shadows.
Pavel made a rasping sound when he breathed, and he kept moaning.
This sound was a mile away, now--perhaps it was the murmur of a storm; and now it was nearer--not a quarter of a mile away; was it the muffled rasping and grinding of distant machinery?
You must have observed, gentlemen," said he, "an ignorant and a blatant ass, with a rasping throat and a countenance expressive of low malignity, who went through - I will not say sustained - the role (if I may use a French expression) of Claudius King of Denmark.
Anna Maria was about to argue the point, when all at once there began to be other sounds up above--the rasping noise of a saw; and the noise of a little dog, scratching and yelping!