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rasp

rasp

 
pronunciation:
raesp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: rasped, rasping, rasps
definition: to make a rough, grating sound.
The old gate rasped as it swung open.
synonyms:
grate
similar words:
creak, croak, grit, screech, shrill, squawk
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a rough, grating sound.
Her cold and sore throat put a rasp in her voice.
synonyms:
grating, scrape, scratch
similar words:
creak, croak, grind, screech, squawk, squeak
derivations: raspingly (adv.), rasper (n.)
Word Parts
The word rasp contains the following part:
ras, rad, raz Latin root that means scrape
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