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Meaning of NASAL

Pronunciation:  'neyzul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose
  2. [n]  a continuant consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
  3. [adj]  sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice"
  4. [adj]  of or in or relating to the nose; "nasal passages"

NASAL is a 5 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: adenoidal, high, high-pitched, nasal bone, nasal consonant, os nasale, pinched, rhinal
 See Also: bone, bridge, continuant, continuant consonant, os, rhinion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Na"sal\ (n[=a]"zal), a. [F., from L. nasus the nose. See
    1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the nose.
    2. (Phon.) 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 (see Guide to Pronunciation,
       [sect][sect] 20, 208); characterized by resonance in the
       nasal passage; as, a nasal vowel; a nasal utterance.
    {Nasal bones} (Anat.), two bones of the skull, in front of
       the frontals.
    {Nasal index} (Anat.), in the skull, the ratio of the
       transverse the base of the aperture to the nasion, which
       latter distance is taken as the standard, equal to 100.
  2. \Na"sal\, n.
    1. An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or
       through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously.
    2. (Med.) A medicine that operates through the nose; an
       errhine. [Archaic]
    3. (Anc. Armor) Part of a helmet projecting to protect the
       nose; a nose guard.
    4. (Anat.) One of the nasal bones.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: By or having to do with the nose.
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