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nasal

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnasalna‧sal1 /ˈneɪzəl/ adjective  1 [only before noun]HBH related to the nose the nasal passage2 CSOUNDa sound or voice that is nasal comes mainly through your nose He spoke in a high nasal voice.3 SL[only before noun] technical a nasal consonant or vowel such as /n/ or /m/ is one that is produced completely or partly through your nosenasally adverb
Examples from the Corpus
nasalAnd because of its reduced nasal cavities it may find breathing increasingly difficult as it grows older.In this circumstance, nasopharyngeal electrodes inserted through the nasal cavity may show the epileptic activity more clearly.Notice that the name Makah has a nasal consonant-thus appearing to contradict the claim that these languages have no nasals.Miller's nasal country twang reveals his Georgia origins.Doreen was a girl who always sounded as though her nasal passages were obstructed or her throat sore.Similarly, many scientists argue that dinosaurs developed extensive nasal passages with membranes to cool their skin surfaces.clogged nasal passagesHalf then used a nasal spray for a further 10 days, while half used a placebo spray.
Related topics: Linguistics
nasalnasal2 noun [countable] technical  SLa particular speech sound such as /m/, /n/, or /ŋ/ that is made through your nose
Examples from the Corpus
nasalNotice that the name Makah has a nasal consonant-thus appearing to contradict the claim that these languages have no nasals.Grimacing, I noticed my voice was attaining characteristics of the hideous local accent-the horrifying, flat, Rochester nasal.Of the syllabic nasals, the most frequently found and the most important is.Table 4.2 also shows that back realizations are favoured by following fricatives, non-velar voiced stops and non-velar nasals.Syllabic velar nasal is also possible in this context.A new phoneme, the velar nasal, was born.
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