- Harsh-sounding and unpleasant; grating: his cracked, rasping voice narrates the storyMore example sentences
- Lou turns, sucking in throatfuls of rasping reality.
- I just opened my mouth to try and speak and all that I could manage was a rasping croak.
- Rich made a rasping sound in his throat vaguely like the creaking of bed springs, followed by a lewd slurping noise.
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- Some of the columnists' appointments seem to presage the adoption of a tone even more raspingly ideological.
- It was there, in a restaurant just off the main high street, that I tasted my first Portuguese table wine: a sharp, slightly fizzy white wine that was raspingly dry.
- Its extreme heat and raspingly dry climate has sent many an enterprising winemaker packing.