Definition of rasp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɑːsp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ræsp//
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  1. 1[singular] a rough unpleasant sound There was a rasp of impatience in his voice.
  2. 2 [countable] a metal tool with a long blade covered with rows of sharp points, used for making rough surfaces smooth
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb): from Old French rasper, perhaps of Germanic origin.
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