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Word: raspy

Definition: making a harsh noise; grating; harsh


Sentences Containing 'raspy'

According to the "AustLit Gateway News" Astley was "revered for her meticulous and controlled use of language and her portrayals of the Queensland landscape and character, was renowned for her quick wit, raspy voice, and ever-present cigarettes".
Dale Thompson abandoned most of his high pitched wails, taking a more controlled and even approach with raspy and blues flavored parts.
I was getting sort of used to the widow's ways, too, and they warn't so raspy on me.
In the UK, BBC DJ John Peel called "Ding Dong" "repetitive and dull" and accused Harrison of complacency, while another reviewer dismissed it as a "raspy stab at 'Auld Lang Syne'".
The alarm calls of both sexes are often a sonorous "whok" but variable grunting notes and raspy screams also seem to indicate alarm.
They stood there a-thinking and scratching their heads a minute, and the duke he bust into a kind of a little raspy chuckle, and says: "It does beat all how neat the niggers played their hand.

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