(noun, verb)


1. uttering in an irritated tone

Similar word(s): rasping

Definition categories: communication, utterance, vocalization

2. a coarse file with sharp pointed projections

Definition categories: man–made, file

Sentences with rasp as a noun:

- the rasp of her perpetual cough


1. scrape with a rasp

Definition categories: contact, abrade, abrase, corrade

2. utter in a grating voice

Definition categories: communication, mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Sentences with rasp as a verb:

- to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder

- Some sounds rasp the ear.

- His insults rasped my temper.