Definitions for nasalˈneɪ zəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•salˈneɪ zəl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the nose.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. (of a speech sound) pronounced with the soft palate lowered and the voice issuing through the nose, either partly, as in French nasal vowels, or entirely, as in the sounds (m), (n), or the (ng) of

    song.

    Category: Phonetics

  3. characterized by or resembling such sounds:

    a nasal voice.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Phonetics

  4. (n.)a nasal speech sound.

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of nasal:

1375–1425; late ME < ML *nāsālis= L nās(us)nose+-ālis -al1

na′sal•ly(adv.)

na•salˈneɪ zəl(n.)

  1. a nosepiece for a helmet.

    Category: Heraldry

Origin of nasal:

1470–80; late ME < ML nāsāle, n. use of neut. of *nāsālisnasal1; r. ME nasel < MF < ML

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nasal consonant, nasal(noun)

    a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed

  2. nasal, nasal bone, os nasale(adj)

    an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose

  3. rhinal, nasal(adj)

    of or in or relating to the nose

    "nasal passages"

  4. adenoidal, pinched, nasal(adj)

    sounding as if the nose were pinched

    "a whining nasal voice"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nasal(adjective)ˈneɪ zəl

    relating to the nose

    a nasal spray

  2. nasalˈneɪ zəl

    (of a voice) sounding as if it comes through the nose

    her nasal voice

Wiktionary

  1. nasal(Noun)

    An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously, such asm and n.

  2. nasal(Noun)

    A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.

  3. nasal(Noun)

    A nasal vowel or consonant.

  4. nasal(Noun)

    Part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard.

  5. nasal(Noun)

    One of the nasal bones.

  6. nasal(Noun)

    A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.

  7. nasal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the nose.

  8. nasal(Adjective)

    Having a quality imparted by means of the nose; and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in some cases with closure of the oral passage, the voice thus issuing (wholly or partially) through the nose, as in the consonants m, n, ng; characterized by resonance in the nasal passage; as, a nasal vowel; a nasal utterance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nasal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the nose

  2. Nasal(adj)

    having a quality imparted by means of the nose; and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in some cases with closure of the oral passage, the voice thus issuing (wholly or partially) through the nose, as in the consonants m, n, ng (see Guide to Pronunciation, // 20, 208); characterized by resonance in the nasal passage; as, a nasal vowel; a nasal utterance

  3. Nasal(noun)

    an elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously

  4. Nasal(noun)

    a medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine

  5. Nasal(noun)

    part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard

  6. Nasal(noun)

    one of the nasal bones

  7. Nasal(noun)

    a plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc


Translations for nasal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

nasal(adjective)

of the nose

a nasal infection; nasal congestion.

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