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 ?
Pavel made a rasping sound when he breathed, and he kept moaning.
The witty officer lifted at his left ear with his thumb, made a rasping noise in his throat, and said:
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?
The Prince knocked, and a rasping woman's voice told him to enter.
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!
There were spluttering and bubbling, jerking and rasping, whistling and screaming.
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.
And now you see what she's brought me to--the sly, hypocritical wench"--Bartle spoke these last words in a rasping tone of reproach, and looked at Vixen, who poked down her head and turned up her eyes towards him with a keen sense of opprobrium--"and contrived to be brought to bed on a Sunday at church-time.
It had been left vacant--apparently for Arthur, as a distinguished stranger: but he had turned shy, and had placed himself next to the young lady in spectacles, whose high rasping voice had already cast loose upon Society such ominous phrases as "Man is a bundle of Qualities
Down below, the rasping sound of rough salt rubbed on rough flesh sounded like the whirring of a grindstone - a steady undertune to the "click-nick" of the knives in the pen; the wrench and schloop of torn heads, dropped liver, and flying offal; the "caraaah" of Uncle Salters's knife scooping away backbones; and the flap of wet, opened bodies falling into the tub.
His words were quiet, but he had a rasping way of saying them which was very menacing.
It shows formidable as we approach it, but there is at last no rough rasping friction, but the most slippery sliding surfaces.