rasping

[ ras-ping, rah-sping ]
/ ˈræs pɪŋ, ˈrɑ spɪŋ /

adjective

harsh; grating: a rasping voice.

noun

a tiny piece of material removed by rasping or scraping: raspings of sawed wood.
raspings, dry bread crumbs.

Origin of rasping

First recorded in 1650–60; rasp + -ing2, -ing1

Related forms

rasp·ing·ly, adverbrasp·ing·ness, nounun·rasp·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for raspings (1 of 2)

raspings

/ (ˈrɑːspɪŋz) /

pl n

browned breadcrumbs for coating fish and other foods before frying, baking, etc

British Dictionary definitions for raspings (2 of 2)

rasping

raspy (ˈrɑːspɪ)

/ (ˈrɑːspɪŋ) /

adjective

(esp of a noise) harsh or grating; rough
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