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nasal

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noun na·sal \ˈnā-zəl\

Definition of nasal

  1. 1 :  the nosepiece of a helmet

  2. 2 :  a nasal part

  3. 3 :  a nasal consonant

Origin and Etymology of nasal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from nes nose, from Latin nasus — more at nose


First Known Use: 14th century


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nasal

adjective na·sal

Definition of nasal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the nose

  2. 2 a :  uttered with the soft palate lowered and with passage of air through the nose (as with \m\, \n\, \ŋ\, \ōⁿ\, or \aⁿ\) b :  characterized by resonance produced through the nose

  3. 3 of a musical tone :  sharp, penetrating

nasality

play \nā-ˈza-lə-tē\ noun

nasally

play \ˈnā-zə-lē, ˈnāz-lē\ adverb

Examples of nasal in a sentence

  1. a bottle of nasal spray

  2. the nasal consonants and

  3. the nasal vowels in French

  4. Her voice is harsh and nasal.

1656

First Known Use of nasal

1656


NASAL Defined for English Language Learners


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nasal

adjective na·sal

Definition of nasal for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the nose

  • : produced by pushing air out through the nose when you speak

  • : producing nasal sounds


NASAL Defined for Kids

nasal

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adjective na·sal \ˈnā-zəl\

Definition of nasal for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the nose <the nasal passages>

  2. 2 :  uttered with the nose passage open <The consonants \m\, \n\, and \ŋ\ are nasal.>

nasally

adverb

Medical Dictionary

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nasal

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noun na·sal \ˈnā-zəl\

Medical Definition of nasal

  1. :  a nasal part (as a bone)


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nasal

adjective na·sal

Medical Definition of nasal

  1. :  of or relating to the nose <nasal inflammation>

nasally

\ˈnāz-(ə-)lē\play adverb

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