Definition of Rasping

1. Noun. Uttering in an irritated tone.

Exact synonyms: Rasp
Generic synonyms: Utterance, Vocalization
Derivative terms: Rasp, Raspy, Rasp

2. Adjective. Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound. "A gravelly voice"
Exact synonyms: Grating, Gravelly, Raspy, Rough, Scratchy
Similar to: Cacophonic, Cacophonous
Derivative terms: Rasp, Roughness, Scratch

Definition of Rasping

1. Adjective. raspy ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of rasp) ¹

3. Noun. A rasping sound ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rasping

1. a tiny piece of wood removed with a coarse file [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rasping

raspberry ripples
raspberry tart
raspberry tongue
raspberry vinegar
raspberrying
raspberryish
raspberrylike
rasped
rasper
raspers
raspier
raspiest
raspily
raspiness
raspinesses
rasping (current term)
raspingly
raspings
raspis
raspises
raspish
raspite
rasplike
rasps
raspy
rasse
rassemblement
rassemblements
rasses
rassle

Literary usage of Rasping

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1. Chymistry Applied to Agriculture by Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal (1839)
"On the Method of rasping the Beet Roots THE beets, when well cleansed, are submitted to the ... The operation of rasping must be conducted expedi- tiously, ..."

2. Chymistry Applied to Agriculture by Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal (1839)
"On the Method of rasping the Beet Roots THE beets, when well cleansed, are submitted to the ... The operation of rasping must be conducted expedi- tiously, ..."

3. The London Medical Recorder (1850)
"Opposite the space before indicated, between the third and fourth ribs on the right side, the single rasping sound is heard as loud as before ; but the ..."

4. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1871)
"... Napoleon—His Views on War and Peace—" Gives Glory" to Gerry for "rasping down" Traitors—The Conduct of the New England Federalists—Quincy's Declaration ..."

5. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"He touched the tip of his tongue to it and it seemed to him that he could feel a tongue rasping over the top of his missing thumbtip. ..."

6. Theory and Calculations of Electrical Circuits by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1917)
"rise cumulatively to interruption, and the arc then restarts by the supply voltage and repeats the same phenomenon, it may be called a "rasping arc," by the ..."

7. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"rasping RIBBON OR FILE, BADLY CALLED THE PALATE, IN THE MOUTH OF THE WHELK By means of this toothed flexible file the whelk can bore a hole through the skin ..."

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