AskDefine | Define rasping

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rasping adj : unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice" [syn: grating, gravel, gravelly, raspy, rough] n : uttering in an irritated tone [syn: rasp]

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  1. raspy
    He spoke in a rasping voice due to throat cancer.


  1. present participle of rasp

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