nasal

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See also: Nasal and n-asal

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Medieval Latin nāsālis, from nāsus (the nose) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjectival suffix). Doublet of nasalis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: nā'zəl IPA(key): /ˈneɪ.zəl/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪzəl

Adjective[edit]

nasal (comparative more nasal, superlative most nasal)

  1. (anatomy, relational) Of or pertaining to the nose or to the nasion.
    Synonyms: nosely, nosey
    • 2013 March, Nancy Langston, “Mining the Boreal North”, in American Scientist[1], 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 sound 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.
    nasal vowel
  3. (phonetics) Characterized by resonance in the nasal passage.
    nasal utterance
    • 2016, A.K. Brown, Jumpstart (Champagne Universe Series: Book 1), page 2:
      "Are you sure you're OK?" she said with a nasal Australian accent.
  4. (music) Sharp, penetrating.

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Noun[edit]

nasal (plural nasals)

  1. (medicine, archaic) A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.
  2. (phonetics) Ellipsis of nasal consonant..
    Hyponym: velar nasal
  3. (phonetics) Ellipsis of nasal vowel..
  4. (historical) The 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 R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam Books, published 2011, page 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) Ellipsis of nasal bone..
  6. (zootomy) A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.

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Asturian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /naˈsal/, [naˈsal]

Adjective[edit]

nasal (epicene, plural nasales)

  1. nasal

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nasal (masculine and feminine plural nasals)

  1. nasal

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin nāsālis, from Latin nāsus (nose).

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

  1. nasal
  2. (phonetics, phonology) nasal

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Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

nasal m or f (plural nasais)

  1. nasal

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nasalis.

Pronunciation[edit]

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nasal (strong nominative masculine singular nasaler, not comparable)

  1. nasal

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Further reading[edit]

  • nasal” in Duden online
  • nasal” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nasal (not comparable)

  1. nasal

Piedmontese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nasal

  1. nasal

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin nasalis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -al, (Brazil) -aw
  • Hyphenation: na‧sal

Adjective[edit]

nasal m or f (plural nasais, not comparable)

  1. nasal

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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 nāsālis, from Latin nāsus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /naˈsal/, [naˈsal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: na‧sal

Adjective[edit]

nasal (plural nasales)

  1. nasal

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Noun[edit]

nasal f (plural nasales)

  1. nasal, nasal consonant

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