nasal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nasalis.

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nasal (comparative more nasal, superlative most nasal)

  1. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the nose.
    • 2013 March 1, Nancy Langston, “Mining the Boreal North”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 98: 
      Reindeer are well suited to the taiga’s frigid winters. They can maintain a thermogradient between body core and the environment of up to 100 degrees, in part because of insulation provided by their fur, and in part because of counter-current vascular heat exchange systems in their legs and nasal passages.
  2. (phonetics) Having a quality imparted by means of the nose; and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in some cases with closure of the oral passage, the voice thus issuing (wholly or partially) through the nose, as in the consonants m, n, ng; characterized by resonance in the nasal passage; as, a nasal vowel; a nasal utterance.

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Noun[edit]

nasal (plural nasals)

  1. An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously, such asm and n.
  2. (medicine, archaic) A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.
  3. (phonetics) A nasal vowel or consonant.
  4. (now historical) Part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard.
    • 1909, Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor, page 78,
      The nasal continued in use until about 1140, when it was generally discarded, but isolated examples may be found in every succeeding century down to the seventeenth.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 463:
      Rorge had donned a black halfhelm with a broad iron nasal that made it hard to see that he did not have a nose.
  5. (anatomy) One of the nasal bones.
  6. (zoology) A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nasal (epicene, plural nasales)

  1. nasal

Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nasal m, f (masculine and feminine plural nasals)

  1. nasal

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin nasalis, from Latin nasus (nose).

Adjective[edit]

nasal m (feminine nasale, masculine plural nasaux, feminine plural nasales)

  1. nasal

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Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nasal m, f (plural nasais)

  1. nasal

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nasus + -al

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nasal

  1. nasal

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nasalis.

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nasal m, f (plural nasais; uncomparable)

  1. nasal

Noun[edit]

nasal f (plural nasais)

  1. nasal consonant

Noun[edit]

nasal m (plural nasais)

  1. nasal bone

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin nasalis, from Latin nasus.

Adjective[edit]

nasal m, f (plural nasales)

  1. nasal

Noun[edit]

nasal f

  1. nasal consonant

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