Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Rough; grating.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Grating; harsh; rough.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like a rasp, or the sound made by a rasp; grating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of sound Rough, raw, especially used to describe vocal quality.
  • adjective Irritable.

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

  • adjective unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

Etymologies

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rasp +‎ -y

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