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RASPING

 Dictionary entry overview: What does rasping mean? 

RASPING (noun)
  The noun RASPING has 1 sense:

1. uttering in an irritated tone

  Familiarity information: RASPING used as a noun is very rare.


RASPING (adjective)
  The adjective RASPING has 1 sense:

1. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

  Familiarity information: RASPING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RASPING (noun)


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Meaning:

Uttering in an irritated tone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

rasp; rasping

Hypernyms ("rasping" is a kind of...):

utterance; vocalization (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)


RASPING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

Synonyms:

grating; gravel; rasping; raspy; gravelly; scratchy; rough

Context example:

a gravelly voice

Similar:

cacophonic; cacophonous (having an unpleasant sound)


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