Definition of rasping in English:

rasping

adjective

  • Harsh-sounding and unpleasant; grating.

    ‘his cracked, rasping voice narrates the story’
    • ‘I just opened my mouth to try and speak and all that I could manage was a rasping croak.’
    • ‘A hard rasping sound from around the corner caused him to drop into a tiger stance, arms hard and lithe.’
    • ‘Rich made a rasping sound in his throat vaguely like the creaking of bed springs, followed by a lewd slurping noise.’
    • ‘Lou turns, sucking in throatfuls of rasping reality.’
    • ‘Jape Devon stepped out of his Warbird as the rasping engines shut down.’
    harsh, grating, jarring, raspy, discordant, dissonant, scratchy, creaky
    hoarse, rough, gravelly, croaky, croaking, gruff, husky, throaty, guttural
    stridulant
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Pronunciation

rasping

/ˈraspiNG/