rasping

[ras-ping, rah-sping]
adjective
1.
harsh; grating: a rasping voice.
noun
2.
a minute piece removed by rasping: raspings of sawed wood.
3.
raspings, dry bread crumbs.

Origin:
1650–60; rasp + -ing2, -ing1

raspingly, adverb
raspingness, noun
unrasping, adjective
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rasp

[rasp, rahsp]
verb (used with object)
1.
to scrape or abrade with a rough instrument.
2.
to scrape or rub roughly: The glacier rasped the valley floor.
3.
to grate upon or irritate: The sound rasped his nerves.
4.
to utter with a grating sound: to rasp out an answer.
verb (used without object)
5.
to scrape or grate.
6.
to make a grating sound.
noun
7.
an act of rasping.
8.
a rasping sound.
9.
a coarse file, used mainly on wood, having separate conical teeth.
10.
(in an insect) a roughened surface used in stridulation.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English raspen < Old French rasper to scrape, grate < Germanic; see rape3

raspish, adjective
unrasped, adjective
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rasp1 (rɑːsp)
 
n
1.  a harsh grating noise
2.  a coarse file with rows of raised teeth
 
vb
3.  (tr) to scrape or rub (something) roughly, esp with a rasp; abrade
4.  to utter with or make a harsh grating noise
5.  to irritate (one's nerves or senses); grate (upon)
 
[C16: from Old French raspe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German raspōn to scrape]
 
'rasper1
 
n
 
'raspish1
 
adj

rasp2 (rɑːsp)
 
n
an informal or Scot word for raspberry

rasping or raspy (ˈrɑːspɪŋ, ˈrɑːspɪ)
 
adj
(esp of a noise) harsh or grating; rough
 
raspy or raspy
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

rasp
c.1300, "to scrape," from M.Du. raspen, O.Fr. rasper "to grate, rasp," from a W.Gmc. source (cf. O.E. gehrespan) akin to the root of raffle (q.v.). Vocalic sense is from 1843. The noun meaning "coarse file" is from 1540s, from M.Fr. raspe, from O.Fr. rasper "to rasp."
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Example sentences
The call has been compared to: snoring, the sound of wet fingers being drawn over an inflated balloon, and a rasping snarl.
Well before she arrived, she'd call out a friendly word with what little voice she had left, which was shrill and rasping.
Usually silent, but on breeding grounds adults will clatter and snap bills, and infrequently will produce a low rasping fizz.
Murmurs are blowing, whooshing, or rasping sounds heard during a heartbeat.
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