raspier; raspiest

Examples of raspy in a Sentence

Her voice was raspy from yelling so much. overwork tends to make him raspy
Recent Examples on the Web His unique blend of raspy yet smooth vocals and sugary bachata sounds sets him apart. Isabela Raygoza, Billboard, 30 Aug. 2023 She was also known for her raspy voice and lightning-quick sense of humor. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 20 Feb. 2024 According to the Zach Bryan official website, Bryan is recognized for his raspy voice and a mix of classic folk and country music. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 25 Jan. 2024 Lately, Peso Pluma’s raspy twang seems to be everywhere. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 4 Oct. 2023 The Chicago rapper is a cynical but deeply passionate thinker whose raspy voice gives even the most bare details a sense of life-or-death urgency. Pitchfork, 11 Dec. 2023 Peso Pluma, undeniably the current face of regional Mexican music, has played a significant role in leading the genre’s seismic growth in the United States and beyond with his corridos, punctuated by his raspy vocals and a more modern sound, powered by guitars and brass instruments. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 8 Dec. 2023 But after a raspy yet rocky final note, Tiki was unmasked as Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 7 Dec. 2023 It’s got guitar, a raspy voice, a touch of brass and a whole lot of heart. Katie Atkinson, Billboard, 5 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of raspy was in 1838

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“Raspy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raspy. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


raspier; raspiest
: making a harsh grating sound
a raspy voice
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