See also: Nasal and n-asal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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)
    1. 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
    2. characterized by resonance in the nasal passage
      nasal utterance
  3. (music) sharp, penetrating

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nasal (plural nasals)

  1. (medicine, archaic) a medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine
  2. (phonetics)
    1. Ellipsis of nasal consonant.
      Hyponym: velar nasal
    2. Ellipsis of nasal vowel.
  3. (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 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.
  4. (anatomy) Ellipsis of nasal bone.
  5. (zootomy) a plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc

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AsturianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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nasal (epicene, plural nasales)

  1. nasal

CatalanEdit

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nasal (masculine and feminine plural nasals)

  1. nasal

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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

  1. nasal
  2. (phonetics, phonology) nasal

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GalicianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

nasal m or f (plural nasais)

  1. nasal

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nasalis.

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nasal (not comparable)

  1. nasal

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Further readingEdit

  • nasal” in Duden online

InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nasal (not comparable)

  1. nasal

PiedmonteseEdit

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nasal

  1. nasal

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nasalis.

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AdjectiveEdit

nasal m or f (plural nasais, not comparable)

  1. nasal

NounEdit

nasal f (plural nasais)

  1. nasal consonant

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nasal m (plural nasais)

  1. nasal bone

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin nāsālis, from Latin nāsus.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

nasal (plural nasales)

  1. nasal

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NounEdit

nasal f (plural nasales)

  1. nasal, nasal consonant

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