- harsh; grating: a rasping voice.
- a tiny piece of material removed by rasping or scraping: raspings of sawed wood.
- raspings, dry bread crumbs.
Origin of rasping
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Examples from the Web for raspingly
"I find it most interesting," said Mr. Stoendyck raspingly, in admirable English.The Limit
He spoke fast and raspingly, as if realizing that every moment was precious.The Gray Phantom
"All day, of course, if necessary," responded Mr. Cavendish raspingly.Sevenoaks
J. G. Holland
When he came within a few feet of his guest he said, raspingly, Maiden, I know thee.Girl Scouts in the Rockies
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
His lips grew stiff and painfully hot, and when he tried to moisten them his tongue was dry and moved across them raspingly.Hyacinth
George A. Birmingham
- (esp of a noise) harsh or grating; rough
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