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English definition of “rasp”

rasp

noun [S] (SOUND)    /rɑːsp/ US  /ræsp/
a rough unpleasant noise, like metal being rubbed against metal: There was the rasp of a bolt and the door suddenly opened.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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