He was a small man with a rasping voice and sharp nose, while the bristling growth about his chin was red and his hair brown.
We have a phonograph with a rasping voice that plays from morning to night.
A coughing fit broke the rhythm of his rasping breath, and when it was over his breathing was easier.
Pavel made a rasping sound when he breathed, and he kept moaning.
Black Tom sat down with a complacent air, and his rasping voice came from the other side of the glass.
“You seem to have made up your mind about me,” went on the rasping voice.
The rasping of the cover, as he took it off, told her that he was examining the canister.
"You're mistaken, my friend," broke in Mr. Sam, in his rasping voice.
Suddenly there was the rasping, snaring crackling of a high-voltage spark.
"This is Scaife, Duchess," he said in his thick, rasping tones.
mid-13c., "to scrape," from Middle Dutch raspen and from Old French rasper (Modern French râper) "to grate, rasp," which is perhaps from a West Germanic source (cf. Old English gehrespan) akin to the root of raffle. Vocalic sense is from 1843. Related: Rasped; rasping.
"coarse file," 1540s, from Middle French raspe (Modern French râpe), from Old French rasper "to rasp" (see rasp (v.)).