Definitions for nasally

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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. nasally(adverb)

    in a nasal manner

    "inhaled nasally"

Wiktionary

  1. nasally(Adverb)

    In a nasal manner or tone.

  2. nasally(Adverb)

    By, through or using the nose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nasally(adverb)

    in a nasal manner; by the nose

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