/ˈræs pi, ˈrɑ spi/
easily annoyed; irritable.
(esp of a noise) harsh or grating; rough
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His voice is described as being deep, rough or raspy.
Their raspy tongues can clean a bone of every last tasty morsel.
It is a brief, raspy rattle, usually in a group of two to three with about a second of silence between each call.
She rolls her r's with a percussive vengeance, and sometimes lets loose a raspy holler.
Song: a musical, springy, and rapid warbled song interspersed with raspy notes.
Another note, which is raspy, resembles that of the blue-gray gnatcatcher.
He carried on gamely even when his voice grew raspy and hoarse midway through the twenty-minute speech.
He was tall, with a crew cut, and his voice was raspy from years of inhaling smoke from fires and cigarettes.
He heard the clock tick, his own breath returning, jagged and raspy.
His band has a rollicking, gospel-tinged momentum, and his raspy voice still goes right through you.
His sermons are conversational, delivered in a folksy, raspy voice.
Raspy and crispy on the outside, creamy and sweet on the inside.
Chronic nasal discharge or raspy breathing requires veterinary attention.
Then it turns into bronchitis, which is raspy, hoarse coughing.
Adult males have a sound-producing organ that emits a loud, raspy call used to attract females.
In some species, the males will add a raspy sound to distinguish them to potential mates.
Raspy sounds resembling those made by plucking a loose banjo string are likely coming from green frogs.
Some also have complained about breathing problems, headaches and raspy throats.
Sea lampreys are parasites as adults and use their raspy disc-shaped mouth full of teeth to strike and hold fast to fish.
Then she would go back to the shallow, raspy breathing.
Jack had a marvelously deep and raspy voice and a kind of superficial gruffness which could make him seem formidable.
Take one old derelict singing a strophe of a religious anthem in a raspy voice.