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rasping

[ras-ping, rah-sping] /ˈræs pɪŋ, ˈrɑ spɪŋ/
adjective
1.
harsh; grating:
a rasping voice.
noun
2.
a tiny piece of material removed by rasping or scraping:
raspings of sawed wood.
3.
raspings, dry bread crumbs.
Origin of rasping
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; rasp + -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
raspingly, adverb
raspingness, noun
unrasping, adjective
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  • "I find it most interesting," said Mr. Stoendyck raspingly, in admirable English.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • He spoke fast and raspingly, as if realizing that every moment was precious.

    The Gray Phantom Herman Landon
  • "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
  • The man, issuing instructions, raspingly barked out his mandate.

    The Tempering

    Charles Neville Buck
  • raspingly and distinctly above the clatter-clatter of the hand car, a voice shouted from below.

  • Down by the curb one of those quivering automobiles seemed to purr, raspingly, in its sleep.

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
  • I cannot make out to be anything but raspingly, harrowingly sad; so I will close, and not affect levity which I cannot feel.

  • On the road the truck-drivers kept calling out to each other shrilly, raspingly.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
British Dictionary definitions for raspingly

rasping

/ˈrɑːspɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(esp of a noise) harsh or grating; rough
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