adjective, rasp·i·er, rasp·i·est.
Related formsrasp·i·ness, nounun·rasp·y, adjective
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