Definitions for nasalˈneɪ zəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or pertaining to the nose.
(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
characterized by or resembling such sounds:
a nasal voice.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Phonetics
(n.)a nasal speech sound.
Origin of nasal:
1375–1425; late ME < ML *nāsālis= L nās(us)nose+-ālis -al1
a nosepiece for a helmet.
Origin of nasal:
1470–80; late ME < ML nāsāle, n. use of neut. of *nāsālisnasal1; r. ME nasel < MF < ML
nasal consonant, nasal(noun)
a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
nasal, nasal bone, os nasale(adj)
an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose
of or in or relating to the nose
adenoidal, pinched, nasal(adj)
sounding as if the nose were pinched
"a whining nasal voice"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
relating to the nose
a nasal spray
(of a voice) sounding as if it comes through the nose
her nasal voice
An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously, such asm and n.
A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.
A nasal vowel or consonant.
Part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard.
One of the nasal bones.
A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.
Of or pertaining to the nose.
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.
of or pertaining to the nose
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
an elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously
a medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine
part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard
one of the nasal bones
a plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc
In reptiles, the nasal scale refers to the scale that encloses the nostril. Sometimes this scale is paired. In such cases, the anterior half is referred to as the prenasal and the posterior half is referred to as the postnasal. Supranasal scales are located above the nasal scale.
Translations for nasal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of the nose
a nasal infection; nasal congestion.
- nasalPortuguese (BR)
- næse-; nasalDanish
- وابسته به بینیFarsi
- नासिका संबंधीHindi
- mengenai hidungIndonesian
- nazāls; deguna-Latvian
- tett (i nesen)Norwegian
- وابسته به بینیPersian
- په پوزى اړوندPashto
- носовой; назальныйRussian
- buruna aitTurkish
- 鼻的Chinese (Trad.)
- ناک سے متعلقUrdu
- thuộc về mũiVietnamese
- 鼻的Chinese (Simp.)
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