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raspy (adj) (of a person's voice) rough and unpleasant.

If you have a sore throat or a bad cold you speak with a raspy voice; that is, your voice is rough and unpleasant. You speak with a hoarse voice if you speak with a raspy voice. Your voice is raspy if it has a grating sound.

  • For all his hefty and impressive appearance he spoke with a raspy voice. It sounded grating and unpleasant.
  • The raspy voice of the teacher made little impression on his pupils in the beginning. However, his teaching ability and knowledge of children's psychology made him their favorite.
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