seminasality

nasal

1 [ney-zuhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining 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:
1375–1425; late Middle English (adj.) < Medieval Latin *nāsālis, equivalent to Latin nās(us) nose + -ālis -al1

nasality [ney-zal-i-tee] , nasalism, noun
seminasality, noun
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nasal (ˈneɪzəl)
 
adj
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
 
n
3.  a nasal speech sound, such as English m, n, or ng
4.  another word for nosepiece
 
[C17: from French from Late Latin nāsālis, from Latin nāsus nose]
 
nasality
 
n
 
'nasally
 
adv

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nasal
1656, "of the nose," from Fr. nasal, from L. nasus "nose," from PIE *nas- (see nose). Of speech sounds, attested from 1669.
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nasal na·sal (nā'zəl)
adj.
Of, in, or relating to the nose.

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nasal   (nā'zəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or involving the nose.
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