Definitions

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  • n. The state or characteristic of being raspy.

Etymologies

raspy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Oh, I was able to have a short phone conversation with a friend, late last night, between sips of Throat Coat tea and chicken soup, but for the most part, I've moved beyond Lauren Becall raspiness and into total croakdom.

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  • Alma searched his glassy eyes and knew instantly from the raspiness of his voice that he was telling the truth.

    Red Hats

  • Wisps of gray hair adorn his bald head, and his voice is colored by raspiness.

    A Calling Higher Than Journalism:

  • Not even a hint of raspiness which I think can be overrated in jazz and blah at times.

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  • Not because, in her Brooklyn persona, as patm noticed, she pronounced the final "t" in the word "what", since any one of Jewish descent would do so naturally please save your anti-Semitic comments for cedarford, but, more important, because she relies more on the harshness, shrillness, raspiness of the NYC voice rather than on nuances.

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  • Johnson came away from a film session with some raspiness to his Cajun twang.

    USATODAY.com - Basketball - Golden State vs. Dallas

  • Health conditions like acid reflux common at this age can really affect the voice causing a raspiness and change in pitch.

    CNN Transcript Feb 14, 2008

  • Now Roxy on Australian Idol isnt one of those, but her voice has been reminding me of someone, the breathy raspiness and I cant remember which artist.

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  • But I think that when I was heavy I probably did some long-term damage to my lungs without question, and so there's always going to be a little bit of a raspiness.

    CNN Transcript Aug 17, 2007

  • "I know," Mykel replied, aware of the raspiness in his voice.

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