adjective, rasp·i·er, rasp·i·est.
Examples from the Web for raspy
Her voice was raspy and after answering questions she paused, as if about to faint.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A deep, raspy voice seems the only vestige of the three decades he spent pounding his body with poisons.
I hear it again in my ears, as I did that day in October 1971, ardent and raspy, unchanged by the passage of time.Bernard-Henri Lévy: André Malraux’s Bangladesh, Before the Radicals|Bernard-Henri Lévy|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No, sorry, I speak fast, and my voice is kind of raspy because we went out drinking last night.
Tony West's raspy voice chimed out a welcome, as Merriton went forward, his hand outstretched.The Riddle of the Frozen Flame|Mary E. Hanshew
Again the raspy squeal of some far tree reached his inmost brain, and his hair rose as he stopped and gave a low "woof."Rolf In The Woods|Ernest Thompson Seton
For all time to come, he sez slow and raspy, I want you to leave my stuff alone.Friar Tuck|Robert Alexander Wason
I watched intently, but my ears were rewarded first, by a raspy cough I knew only too well.Tales of the Fish Patrol|Jack London
Her breath was short and raspy and cross, like the breath of a person who runs for a train—and misses it.The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott