nasalize

verb

na·​sal·​ize ˈnā-zə-ˌlīz How to pronounce nasalize (audio)
nasalized; nasalizing

transitive verb

: to make nasal or pronounce as a nasal sound
nasalization noun

Examples of nasalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Human differentiation of infants’ cries of pain must be learned, Asian elephants nasalize their rumbles, and mouse pups born to older fathers exhibit a severely limited repertoire of vocalizations. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nasalize was in 1817

Dictionary Entries Near nasalize

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“Nasalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nasalize. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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