raspy

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɑːspɪ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(raspē, räspē)

Inflections of 'raspy' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
raspier
adj comparative
raspiest
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
rasp•y  (raspē, räspē),USA pronunciation adj.,  rasp•i•er, rasp•i•est. 
  1. harsh;
    grating;
    rasping.
  2. easily annoyed;
    irritable.
raspi•ness, n. 
  • rasp + -y1 1830–40

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
rasp /ræsp/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to scrape or grate with or as if with a rough instrument: [+ object]You can feel the kitten's rough little tongue rasping your hand.[no object]rasping on your hand.
  2. to irritate:[~ (+ on) + object]The sound rasped (on) his nerves.
  3. to say with a grating sound: [~ (+ out) + object]to rasp (out) an order.[+ object (+ out)]She rasped an order (out) to her secretary.

n. [countable]
  1. an act of rasping.
  2. a rasping sound.
  3. Buildinga coarse file having separate cone-shaped teeth.
rasp•ing, rasp•y, adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
rasp  (rasp, räsp),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to scrape or abrade with a rough instrument.
  2. to scrape or rub roughly:The glacier rasped the valley floor.
  3. to grate upon or irritate:The sound rasped his nerves.
  4. to utter with a grating sound:to rasp out an answer.

v.i. 
  1. to scrape or grate.
  2. to make a grating sound.

n. 
  1. an act of rasping.
  2. a rasping sound.
  3. Buildinga coarse file, used mainly on wood, having separate conical teeth.
  4. (in an insect) a roughened surface used in stridulation.
raspish, adj. 
  • Gmc; see rape3
  • Old French rasper to scrape, grate
  • Middle English raspen 1200–50

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
rasp•ing  (rasping, räsping),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. harsh;
    grating:a rasping voice.

n. 
  1. Buildinga minute piece removed by rasping:raspings of sawed wood.
  2. raspings, dry bread crumbs.
[1650–60;
rasp + -ing2, -ing1]
rasping•ly, adv. 
rasping•ness, n. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
ˈrasping /ˈrɑːspɪŋ/, raspy /ˈrɑːspɪ/ adj
  1. (esp of a noise) harsh or grating; rough
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