Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A particle rasped off from a body or mass of matter. Compare filing, 2.
  • Characterized by grating or scraping: as, a rasping sound; hence, irritating; exasperating.
  • In hunting, said of a fence difficult to take.

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  • adjective raspy
  • verb Present participle of rasp.
  • noun A rasping sound

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
  • adjective unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

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Examples

  • There's no attention to the clitoris, nor is their foreplay — just this karate-chop style stuffing over and over again, usually while she's so dry you can hear her skin rasping like sandpaper.

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  • McKay is just staring at him, feverish, sick, breathing in short, rasping gasps that sound like someone's using a cheese-grater on his lungs.

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  • McKay is just staring at him, feverish, sick, breathing in short, rasping gasps that sound like someone's using a cheese-grater on his lungs.

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  • As for Glumm, he frowned on the path most unamiably while he sauntered along with both hands thrust into the breast of his tunic, and the point of his sword rasping harshly against rocks and bushes.

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  • All of the products that they threaded into the plot were of course real, as were certain of the characters such as rasping Dr. Newton, who treated Mongie for the tuberculosis from which she took several hard and painful years to recover.

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  • Their teeth are "rasping," sandpaperlike, instead of daggerlike.

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  • You only consider the hounds as a fleeting object at which to ride; the fox as a necessary evil, without which all this 'rasping' and 'bruising' and 'cutting down,' as you call it in your ridiculous jargon, cannot be attained.

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  • Her voice trailed off in a kind of rasping whisper.

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  • Another common cause of contracted heels is to be found in faulty shoeing, such as rasping the wall, cutting away the frog, heels, and bars; high calks and the use of nails too near the heels.

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  • He must have a cold, because his voice was kind of rasping, and it helped.

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