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?
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!
"He keeps his feet nice and clean, doesn't he?" said Jacobs, in his rasping, cockney voice.
be careful how you criticise your neighbors," spoke a rasping voice near by.
I rolled about in the dry leaves, playing with them and making crooning, rasping noises in my throat.
The rasping voice inviting him to sit down; the rigidity of the upright attitude with one arm extended along the back of the sofa, the white gleam of the big eyeballs setting off the black, fathomless stare of the enlarged pupils, impressed Razumov more than anything he had seen since his hasty and secret departure from St.