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nasal

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