raspy

[ras-pee, rah-spee]
adjective, raspier, raspiest.
1.
harsh; grating; rasping.
2.
easily annoyed; irritable.

Origin:
1830–40; rasp + -y1

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

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Example sentences
His voice is described as being deep, rough or raspy.
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.
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