raspy


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rasp·y

 (răs′pē)
adj. rasp·i·er, rasp·i·est
Rough; grating.

rasp•y

(ˈræs pi, ˈrɑ spi)

adj. rasp•i•er, rasp•i•est.
1. harsh or grating; rasping.
2. easily annoyed; irritable.
[1830–40]
rasp′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.raspy - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

raspy

adjective
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
Translations
käheä

raspy

[ˈrɑːspɪ] ADJ [voice] → ronco, áspero; [tone] → quebrado

raspy

adj (= hoarse) tonekrächzend; voiceheiser
References in classic literature ?
Yellow Handkerchief sat down in the bottom alongside of me, and I could feel him straining to repress his raspy, hacking cough.
I heard a raspy, hacking cough, and my heart stood still.
At such times I could see his villanous face plainly, and, when the sulphur from the matches irritated his lungs, between the raspy cough that followed and the clammy mud in which I was lying, I confess I shivered harder than ever.
I watched intently, but my ears were rewarded first, by a raspy cough I knew only too well.
I was getting sort of used to the widow's ways, too, and they warn't so raspy on me.
His very boots were benevolent, and his collars never stiff and raspy like other people's.
Though it is hard to understand the name of the song or the coded message, when one listens attentively they can feel the energy of Mingo's raspy tone and the squeaking vocals of Motlha.
The stallion - named Raspy - was tethered so tightly by the Sunderland sportsman that the rope ripped its flesh.
He was one of the non-traditional Pakistani Qawwals having raspy and powerful voice.
Independence Day has everything: the impending apocalypse brought about by the arrival of super aliens; Bill Pullman playing the raspy guy-next door who became the President of the United States of America; the lovable braggadocio of Will Smith, who famously welcomes a slimy alien with a punch to the grill; Randy Quaid playing Randy Quaid; Harvey Fierstein playing Harvey Fierstein; Data from Star Trek who reappears in this box office smash as a frazzled, gentle scientist who hasn't quite shaken off all that acid he dropped as a youngster; and of course, the hilarious and very Jewish father-son duo of Julius and David Levinson (Judd Hirsch and Jeff Goldblum).
I can make out the raspy voices of winter coats crammed into an overcrowded closet, vicariously reliving the memories of their wearers: the tick-infested wool & wind-shaken cicada shells of autumn nights--empty bottles of perfume lulled to sleep by a bride's brutal lullaby.