In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sound) áspero(voice) áspero(voice) bronco(cough) bronco(cough) perruno informal
- I just opened my mouth to try and speak and all that I could manage was a rasping croak.
- Rich made a rasping sound in his throat vaguely like the creaking of bed springs, followed by a lewd slurping noise.
- A hard rasping sound from around the corner caused him to drop into a tiger stance, arms hard and lithe.
- Lou turns, sucking in throatfuls of rasping reality.
- Jape Devon stepped out of his Warbird as the rasping engines shut down.
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