\ ˈra-spē How to pronounce raspy (audio) \
raspier; raspiest

Definition of raspy

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 Rod was one of my favorite artists and a raspy-voiced singer like me! Sean Neumann, PEOPLE.com, 31 Mar. 2022 As her slightly raspy vocals float, a warm guitar instrumental loops in the background, amidst thumping kicks and rimshots. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 14 Feb. 2022 The exhaust note from the two-into-one muffler with two exits is pleasantly raspy on the over-run — sociable but still audible. Joe Michaud, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Aug. 2020 Iris is a striking woman in her mid-30s, a former cosmetics salesperson who speaks in a low, raspy voice. Washington Post, 3 June 2020 Apparently, the hip hop mogul’s signature raspy voice and distinctive rap cadence have become popular material for those creating humorous audio impersonations using deepfake technology. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 5 May 2020 The opening act begins at dusk with the male making what is typically described as a series of distinct nasal peeent sounds (to me the call is more a raspy bzeeent, similar to the nighthawk’s), spaced five or six seconds apart. Tom Fegely, Field & Stream, 13 Apr. 2020 John Prine, an iconic singer-songwriter who was known for his thoughtful lyrics, raspy voice and wry sense of humor, has died at age 73. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 8 Apr. 2020 Will coach Tom Izzo give a breathless postgame interview in a raspy voice from way, WAY too much yelling? Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 20 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of raspy

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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\ ˈras-pē How to pronounce raspy (audio) \
raspier; raspiest

Kids Definition of raspy

: having a harsh sound a raspy voice


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