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Etymology edit

nasal +‎ -ance

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Noun edit

nasalance (uncountable)

  1. A measure of nasality, defined as the percentage of acoustic energy that is nasal.
    • 1989, Kenneth R. Bzoch, Communicative Disorders Related to Cleft Lip and Palate, page 255:
      In such instances, the nasalance will typically rise as the speaking context becomes less demanding or as the talker tires.