na|sal1 [ˈneızəl] adj
[Date: 1600-1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: nasalis, from Latin nasus 'nose']
1.) [only before noun]
related to the nose
the nasal passage
2.) a sound or voice that is nasal comes mainly through your nose
He spoke in a high nasal voice.
3.) [only before noun] technical
a nasal ↑consonant or vowel such as /n/ or /m/ is one that is produced completely or partly through your nose
>nasally adv
nasal 2
nasal2 n technical
a particular speech sound such as /m/, /n/, or /N/ that is made through your nose

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