Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With a harsh, rasping sound or effect; in a coarse, harsh manner; gratingly; irritatingly; exasperatingly.

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  • adverb In a rasping way.

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

  • adverb in a harsh and grating manner

Etymologies

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rasping +‎ -ly

Examples

  • It was a dirty neglected place, with a sullen unwashed man at the door, who called raspingly to his wife within.

    Roving East and Roving West

  • If I could script one scene for Celebrity Rehab, it would feature a scarecrow-haired addict falling to her knees in the white hallway of the Pasadena Recovery Center and crying out — raspingly, chthonically, her voice not her own — Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Dr. Drew?

    Retching With the Stars

  • If I could script one scene for Celebrity Rehab, it would feature a scarecrow-haired addict falling to her knees in the white hallway of the Pasadena Recovery Center and crying out — raspingly, chthonically, her voice not her own — Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Dr. Drew?

    Retching With the Stars

  • The outstanding performances come from David Yelland as the King – general-like, raspingly crisp and terminally disappointed – and Desmond Barrit as Falstaff.

    This Happy Breed; Henry IV, Parts One and Two – review

  • Front man James Hetfield is sober these days and has a ridiculous beard, but is otherwise as angry and raspingly incomprehensible as ever.

    The excellence of Tree-Stock

  • Front man James Hetfield is sober these days and has a ridiculous beard, but is otherwise as angry and raspingly incomprehensible as ever.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • As it was, she extricated herself from her mingled impulse to deny and question, and said, almost raspingly:

    Sister Carrie

  • On the white steps an obscene word, scrawled by some boy with a piece of brick, stood out clearly in the moonlight, and I erased it, drawing my shoe raspingly along the stone.

    The Great Gatsby

  • Sergei growls raspingly; pressing his expanded chest against the pole.

    Creatures That Once Were Men, and other stories

  • He cleared his throat raspingly, clawed at his whiskers and smiled his nervous timid smile.

    Gone with the Wind

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