Creak vs Rasp - What's the difference?

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Creak is a synonym of rasp.


In lang=en terms the difference between creak and rasp

is that creak is to produce a creaking sound with while rasp is to work something with a rasp.

As nouns the difference between creak and rasp

is that creak is the sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking while rasp is a coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file.

As verbs the difference between creak and rasp

is that creak is to make a prolonged sharp grating]] or [[squeak|squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances while rasp is to use a rasp.

creak

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a prolonged sharp grating]] or [[squeak, squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances.
  • * 1856 , Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator), (Gustave Flaubert) (author), (Madame Bovary), Part III, Chapter 10:
  • Then when the four ropes were arranged the coffin was placed upon them. He watched it descend; it seemed descending for ever. At last a thud was heard; the ropes creaked as they were drawn up.
  • * 1901 , , (w, The Monkey's Paw):
  • He heard the creaking of the bolt as it came slowly back, and at the same moment he found the monkey's paw, and frantically breathed his third and last wish.
  • To produce a creaking sound with.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry.
  • * 20th century , Theodore Roethke, On the Road to Woodlawn
  • I miss the polished brass, the powerful black horses,
    The drivers creaking the seats of the baroque hearses

    Derived terms

    * creaky

    rasp

    English

    (wikipedia rasp)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file.
  • The sound made by this tool when used, or any similar sound.
  • the rasp of her perpetual cough
  • (obsolete) The raspberry.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Set sorrel amongst rasps , and the rasps will be smaller.
    Hypernyms
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    Verb

  • To use a rasp.
  • To make a noise similar to the one a rasp makes in use; to utter rasps.
  • To work something with a rasp.
  • to rasp''' wood to make it smooth; to '''rasp bones to powder
  • (figurative) To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language.
  • Some sounds rasp the ear.
    His insults rasped my temper.

    Anagrams

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