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rasping

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɑːspɪŋ
 
, ˈraspɪŋ/

Definition of rasping in English:

adjective

Harsh-sounding and unpleasant; grating: his cracked, rasping voice narrates the story
More 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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raspingly

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adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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