What does nasal mean?

Definitions for nasal
ˈneɪ zəlnasal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nasal consonant, nasalnoun

    a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed

  2. nasal, nasal bone, os nasaleadjective

    an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose

  3. rhinal, nasaladjective

    of or in or relating to the nose

    "nasal passages"

  4. adenoidal, pinched, nasaladjective

    sounding as if the nose were pinched

    "a whining nasal voice"

Wiktionary

  1. nasalnoun

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

  2. nasalnoun

    A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.

  3. nasalnoun

    A nasal vowel or consonant.

  4. nasalnoun

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

  5. nasalnoun

    One of the nasal bones.

  6. nasalnoun

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

  7. nasaladjective

    Of or pertaining to the nose.

  8. nasaladjective

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nasaladjective

    Belonging to the nose.

    Etymology: nasus, Latin.

    To pronounce the nasals, and some of the vowels spiritally, the throat is brought to labour, and it makes a guttural pronunciation. William Holder, Elements of Speech.

    When the discharge lessens, pass a small probe through the nasal duct into the nose every time it is drest, in order to dilate it a little. Samuel Sharp, Surgery.

ChatGPT

  1. nasal

    Nasal is an adjective predominantly used in two contexts. In anatomy, it refers to anything related to, situated in, occurring in, or affecting the nose. In phonetics, it describes sounds produced with a lowering of the soft part of the palate in the mouth in order that air may pass out through the nose, such as the sounds of 'n', 'm', and 'ng' in English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nasaladjective

    of or pertaining to the nose

  2. Nasaladjective

    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. Nasalnoun

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

  4. Nasalnoun

    a medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine

  5. Nasalnoun

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

  6. Nasalnoun

    one of the nasal bones

  7. Nasalnoun

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

  8. Etymology: [F., from L. nasus the nose. See Nose.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nasal

    nā′zal, adj. belonging to the nose: affected by, or sounded through, the nose.—n. a letter or sound uttered through the nose: the nose-piece in a helmet.—n. Nasalisā′tion, the act of uttering with a nasal sound.—v.i. Nā′salise, to render nasal, as a sound: to insert a nasal letter into.—n. Nasal′ity.—adv. Nā′sally, by or through the nose.—adjs. Nā′sicorn, having a horn on the nose, as a rhinoceros; Nā′siform, nose-shaped.—n. Nā′sion, the median point of the naso-frontal suture.—adjs. Nasobā′sal, pertaining to the nose and base of the skull; Nasoc′ular, pertaining to the nose and eye, nasorbital; Nasofron′tal, pertaining to the nasal bone and the frontal bone; Nasolā′bial, pertaining to the nose and the upper lip; Nasolac′rymal, pertaining to the nose and to tears, as the duct which carries tears from the eyes to the nose; Nasopal′atine, pertaining to the nose and to the palate or palate-bones. [Fr.,—L. nasus, the nose.]

Anagrams for nasal »

  1. alans

  2. Alans

  3. Aslan

  4. lanas

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nasal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nasal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of nasal in a Sentence

  1. Mallory Smith:

    I'm just trying to follow it. And it's easier for me to not hold my nose and get strangled up with it really, but I'm trying to make it more nasal.

  2. Andrew Vaughan:

    These recent findings may be a link between Type 2 inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, as well as nasal polyps, following a respiratory viral infection.

  3. Damian Caraballo:

    Caraballo said. Dr. Damian Caraballo was quarantined with his wife and kids in Tampa while awaiting his test results. (Contributed photo) Caraballos nasal test swab was sent out to California where he had to await the results for 6.5 days. Its been frustrated to see other countries -- like South Korea-- have widespread testing and their doctors wearing what looks like spacesuits to treat patients, he said. Meanwhile,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising doctors dealing with a shortage of facemasks to use a bandana or scarf to care for COVID-19 patients as a last resort. Health care professionals without masks in contact with a COVID-19 patient are advised to stay away from work for 14 days, setting up a scenario for many more doctors and nurses to be absent from the frontlines. The CDC recommendations sound like were in athird world country.

  4. The DOH:

    Adverse health effects on humans can be prevented by avoiding nasal contact with the waters, since the amoeba enters through nasal passages.

  5. Allen Sills:

    Symptom reporting is more important than ever, vaccinated people may have very different symptoms. Last year, for those who had COVID-19, they might have a high fever and chills and trouble breathing... and with the vaccination they may have only nasal congestion or a mild sore throat or a headache or fatigue.

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