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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.

raspingly

(ˈrɑːspɪŋlɪ)
adv
in a rasping manner
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Adv.1.raspingly - in a harsh and grating manner; "her voice fell gratingly on our ears"
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And they sang it again, and Mary and Colin lifted their voices as musically as they could and Dickon's swelled quite loud and beautiful--and at the second line Ben Weatherstaff raspingly cleared his throat and at the third line he joined in with such vigor that it seemed almost savage and when the "Amen" came to an end Mary observed that the very same thing had happened to him which had happened when he found out that Colin was not a cripple--his chin was twitching and he was staring and winking and his leathery old cheeks were wet.
So the opening of Beethoven's Egmont Overture almost shocked me out of my seat, strings raspingly heavy as they dug into those portentous chords, conductor Michael Sanderling's orchestral layout favouring double-basses making the sound-picture swing strongly to the left.
My father placed a cool hand on Eduardo's forehead, and held me close with his other, "My sons," he said raspingly, and I felt him quiver, but managed to stop him before he collapsed.