Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "rasping": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. uttering in an irritated tone;
[syn: rasp, rasping]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound;
- Example: "a gravelly voice"
[syn: grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rasp \Rasp\ (r[.a]sp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rasped (r[.a]spt); p. pr. & vb. n. Rasping.] [OF. rasper, F. r[^a]per, to scrape, grate, rasp, fr. OHG. rasp[=o]n to scrape together, to collect, probably akin to E. rap. Cf. Rap to snatch.] [1913 Webster] 1. To rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, figuratively: To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language; as, some sounds rasp the ear; his insults rasped my temper. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rasping adj 1: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice" [syn: grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy] n 1: uttering in an irritated tone [syn: rasp, rasping]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

119 Moby Thesaurus words for "rasping": ablation, ablative, abradant, abrasion, abrasive, air pollution, attrition, attritive, attritus, bones, bran, buffing, burnishing, chafe, chaff, chafing, cosmic dust, crumb, crumble, culm, deadwood, detrition, dishwater, draff, dregs, dressing, dry, dust, dust ball, efflorescence, erasure, erosion, erosive, fallout, farina, filing, filings, flour, fretting, galling, garbage, gash, gnawing, grating, grazing, grinding, grits, groats, hoarse, hogwash, husks, irritant, irritating, irritative, jangling, jangly, jarring, kittens, leavings, lees, limation, lint, meal, offal, offscourings, orts, parings, polishing, potsherds, powder, pussies, rags, raspings, raspy, raucous, refuse, rough, rubbing away, rugged, sandblasting, sanding, sawdust, scouring, scourings, scrap iron, scrape, scraping, scraps, scrapy, scratch, scratching, scratchy, scrub, scrubbing, scuff, scum, shards, shavings, shining, slack, slag, slop, slops, smoothing, smut, soot, stinging, stridulous, stubble, sweepings, swill, tares, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, wear, wearing away, weeds