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rasp

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verb \ˈrasp\

Simple Definition of rasp

  • : to speak in a way that sounds rough or harsh

  • : to make a rough, harsh sound

  • : to rub (something) with a rough object or substance

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rasp

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to rub with something rough; specifically :  to abrade with a rasp

  3. 2 :  to grate upon :  irritate

  4. 3 :  to utter in a raspy tone

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  scrape

  7. 2 :  to produce a grating sound

rasper noun
raspingly play \ˈras-piŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of rasp in a sentence

  1. Let go of my arm, she rasped.

  2. The metal boxes rasped as they were dragged across the floor.



Origin of rasp

Middle English, from Anglo-French *rasper, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German raspōn to scrape together


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with rasp


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rasp

noun

Simple Definition of rasp

  • : a metal tool that has sharp points and that is used to make rough surfaces smooth

  • : a rough, harsh sound

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rasp

  1. 1 :  a coarse file with cutting points instead of lines

  2. 2 :  something used for rasping

  3. 3 a :  an act of rasping b :  a rasping sound, sensation, or effect

Examples of rasp in a sentence

  1. <the rusted lock opened with a rasp>



Circa 1512

First Known Use of rasp

circa 1512


RASP Defined for Kids

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rasp

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verb \ˈrasp\

Definition of rasp for Students

raspedrasping

  1. 1 :  to say with or make a harsh sound <“Who was it?” I rasped, holding my breath. — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder>

  2. 2 :  to rub with or as if with a rough object or substance <I rasped off the rough edges.>




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rasp

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noun

Definition of rasp for Students

  1. 1 :  a harsh sound or sensation

  2. 2 :  a coarse file used for shaping or smoothing





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