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nasal

See also: Nasal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French nasal, 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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NounEdit

nasal (plural nasals)

  1. An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously, such as m 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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AsturianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nasal (epicene, plural nasales)

  1. nasal

CatalanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nasal m, f (masculine and feminine plural nasals)

  1. nasal

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. nasal

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GalicianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nasal m, f (plural nasais)

  1. nasal

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nasus + -al

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AdjectiveEdit

nasal

  1. nasal

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nasalis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nasal m, f (plural nasais, not comparable)

  1. nasal

NounEdit

nasal f (plural nasais)

  1. nasal consonant

NounEdit

nasal m (plural nasais)

  1. nasal bone

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin nasalis, from Latin nasus.

AdjectiveEdit

nasal m, f (plural nasales)

  1. nasal

NounEdit

nasal f

  1. nasal consonant

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