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nasal1

[ney-zuh l] /ˈneɪ zəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the nose:
the nasal cavity.
2.
Phonetics. pronounced with the voice issuing through the nose, either partly, as in French nasal vowels, or entirely (as in m, n, or the ng of song).
noun
3.
Phonetics. a nasal speech sound.
Origin of nasal1
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (adj.) < Medieval Latin *nāsālis, equivalent to Latin nās(us) nose + -ālis -al1
Related forms
nasality
[ney-zal-i-tee] /neɪˈzæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
nasalism, noun
seminasality, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nasality

nasal

/ˈneɪzəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the nose
2.
(phonetics) pronounced with the soft palate lowered allowing air to escape via the nasal cavity instead of or as well as through the mouth
noun
3.
a nasal speech sound, such as English m, n, or ng
4.
another word for nosepiece (sense 1)
Derived Forms
nasality (neɪˈzælɪtɪ) noun
nasally, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from French from Late Latin nāsālis, from Latin nāsus nose
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Word Origin and History for nasality

nasal

adj.

1650s, "of the nose," from French nasal, from Latin nasus "nose, the nose, sense of smell," from PIE *nas- (see nose (n.)). Of speech sounds, attested from 1660s. As a noun, "nasal letter or sound," from 1660s. Related: Nasality; nasalization.

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nasality in Medicine

nasal na·sal (nā'zəl)
adj.
Of, in, or relating to the nose.

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nasality in Science
nasal
  (nā'zəl)   
Relating to or involving the nose.
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