Rasp vs Scream - What's the difference?

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Rasp is a related term of scream.


As nouns the difference between rasp and scream

is that 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 while scream is a loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, usually horror, fear, excitement et cetera can be the exclamation of a word, but is usually a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound, particularly /æ/ or /i/.

As verbs the difference between rasp and scream

is that rasp is to use a rasp while scream is to cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.

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.
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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.

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    scream

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, usually horror, fear, excitement et cetera. Can be the exclamation of a word, but is usually a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound, particularly /æ/ or /i/.
  • (music) A form of singing associated with the metal and screamo styles of music. It is a loud, rough, distorted version of the voice; rather than the normal voice of the singer.
  • (informal) (Used as an intensifier)
  • We had a real scream of a time at the beach.
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  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.
  • To move quickly; to race.
  • ''He almost hit a pole, the way he came screaming down the hill.

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