Blowing a raspberry, strawberry or making a Bronx cheer, is to make a noise that may signify derision, real or feigned. It may also be used in childhood phonemic play either solely by the child or by adults towards a child to encourage imitation to the delight of both parties. It is made by placing the tongue between the lips and blowing to produce a sound similar to flatulence. In the terminology of phonetics, this sound can be described as an unvoiced linguolabial trill [r̼̊].Unlike clicking sounds, the raspberry is never used in human language phonemically (e.g., to be used as a building block of words), but the sound is widely used across human cultures.
The nomenclature varies by country. In the United States, Bronx cheer is sometimes used; otherwise, in the U.S. and in other anglophone countries, it is known as a raspberry, rasp, or razz – It was first recorded in 1890.
The raspberry is the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeobatus; the name also applies to these plants themselves. Raspberries are perennial with woody stems.
The sound that occurs where someone places the mouth against skin and blows, imitative of the sound of flatulence.
The plant Rubus idaeus.
Any of many other (but not all) species in the genus Rubus.
The juicy aggregate fruit of these plants.
A red colour, the colour of a ripe raspberry.
A noise intended to imitate the passing of flatulence, made by blowing air out of the mouth while the tongue is protruding from and pressed against the lips, or by blowing air through the lips while they are pressed firmly together or against skin, used humorously or to express derision.
Containing or having the flavor/flavour of raspberries.
Of a dark pinkish red.
“She wore a raspberry beret — lyrics of Raspberry Beret, by the musician Prince”
To make the noise intended to imitate the passing of flatulence.