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English definition of “rasp”

rasp

verb [I or T] (MAKE SOUND)    /rɑːsp/ US  /ræsp/
to make a rough unpleasant sound, especially while breathing or speaking: I heard his breath rasping in his chest. The gunman rasped (out) an urgent order (= gave it in an unpleasant-sounding voice) to the other members of the gang.Sounds made by humans with their mouths
(Definition of rasp verb (MAKE SOUND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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