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Definition of "raspy" [rasp•y]

  • Rough; grating. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "raspy" in a sentence
  • "The coach's voice was raspy from the punishment of the previous 48 hours, and the joy of the moment caused the words to tumble out."
  • "It is, by the way, very worth noting that LaMontane's voice has been described as raspy, gravelly and a huskier, sandpaper version of Van Morrison."
  • "It doesn't matter if it has that like kind of raspy thing because it works with his voice."