nasal vowel

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nasal vowel (plural nasal vowels)

  1. (phonetics) A vowel that is produced with a lowering of the velum so that air escapes both through nose as well as the mouth.
    Antonym: oral vowel
    Hypernym: nasal
    Coordinate term: nasal consonant

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