Raspiness



[ras-pee, rah-spee] /ˈræs pi, ˈrɑ spi/

adjective, raspier, raspiest.
1.
harsh; grating; .
2.
easily annoyed; irritable.
adj.

1670s, of plants; by 1821 of voices, from rasp + -y (2).

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