nasal
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from nes nose, from Latin nasus — more at nose Date: 14th century 1. the nosepiece of a helmet 2. a nasal part 3. a nasal consonant II. adjective Date: 1656 1. of or relating to the nose 2. a. uttered with the soft palate lowered and with passage of air through the nose (as with \m\, \n\, \ŋ\, \ōⁿ\, or \aⁿ\) b. characterized by resonance produced through the nose 3. of a musical tone sharp, penetratingnasality nounnasally adverb

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  • nasal — nasal, ale, aux [ nazal, o ] adj. • 1363; du lat. nasus « nez » 1 ♦ Qui a rapport ou appartient au nez. Fosses nasales : les deux cavités séparées par la lame perpendiculaire du nez et par lesquelles l air pénètre par les narines. Cloison, épine… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nasal — may refer to: Nose, a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration in conjunction with the mouth Nasal bone, two small oblong bones placed side by side at the middle and upper part of… …   Wikipedia

  • nasal — nasal, ale (na zal, za l ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui a rapport au nez. Le mucus nasal. •   Une autre [mouche], plus hardie encore, enfile les conduits nasaux du cerf, descend dans son palais, et dépose ses oeufs dans deux bourses charnues… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Nasal — kann bedeuten: Nasal (Phonetik), ein nach seiner Artikulationsart benannter Konsonant Nasal (Programmiersprache), eine kleine Skriptsprache zum Einbetten in größere Anwendungen nasal kann bedeuten: eine Applikationsform von Medikamenten eine der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nasal — Na sal (n[=a] zal), a. [F., from L. nasus the nose. See {Nose}.] 1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the nose. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phon.) Having a quality imparted by means of the nose; and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in some cases… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nasal — Relativo a la nariz. Músculo de la nariz [A04.1.03.009] imagen anatómica [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/n/na.htm#nasal] Hueso nasal: un hueso del cráneo [A02.1.10.001] imagen anatómica [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/n/na.htm#nasal] Diccionario… …   Diccionario médico

  • nasal — adjetivo 1. De la nariz: fosas nasales, pronunciación nasal, voz nasal. hemorragia nasal. adjetivo,sustantivo femenino 1. Área: fonética [Sonido] que se emite con el velo de …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • nasal — [nā′zəl] adj. [ModL nasalis < L nasus, NOSE] 1. of the nose 2. articulated by means of partial or complete closing of the mouth, as at the velum, alveolar ridge, or lips, so that all or part of the breath passes through the nose, as in the… …   English World dictionary

  • nasal — (adj.) 1650s, of the nose, from Fr. nasal, from L. nasus nose, the nose, sense of smell, from PIE *nas (see NOSE (Cf. nose) (n.)). Of speech sounds, attested from 1660s. As a noun, nasal letter or sound, from 1660s. Related: Nasality;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Nasal — Na sal, n. 1. An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] 3. (Anc. Armor)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nasal — adj. 2 g. 1. Do nariz. 2. Que se pronuncia com auxílio do nariz. • s. m. 3. Cana do nariz. • s. f. 4. Vogal nasal …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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