Synonyms for Rasping:


chafing (adjective)
rubbing, scrubbing, grinding, chafing, wearing, scraping, friction, Resisting.
grating in sound (adjective)
hoarse, raspy, raucous, harsh, grating, rough.
gritty (adjective)
hoarse (adjective)
shrill (adjective)
reedy, screaming, hoarse, shrill, penetrating, whining, shrieking, cutting, screeching, raucous, jarring, acute, jangling, whistling, scratching, grating, strident, high-pitched, harsh, scraping, treble, creaky, piercing, squeaky, Caterwauling, ear-piercing, squealing.


sounds, squawky, dry. friction (noun)
resistance, friction, abrasion.
rasping (noun)
gravel, rasp, grating, cacophonic, raspy, gravelly, cacophonous, rough.


chafing (verb)
aggravating, chafing, grating, scrubbing, rubbing, irritating, grinding, disturbing, wearing, scraping, Resisting, Harassing, Fretting, Abrading.
screaming (verb)
squeaking, creaking.

Other synonyms:

squawky. dry. Other relevant words:
rasp, sounds, gravel, cacophonous, gravelly, raspy, cacophonic, rough, dry, squawky.

Usage examples for rasping

  1. Immediately afterwards a low, gentle, rasping sound fell on his ears. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  2. But the other four were still going strong, and they did four or five miles down the river flat at a rasping pace. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. Now and again, amid the rattle of plates, the rasping voice of the reader, a lad of seventeen, reached the usher's ears. – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France