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NASAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nasal mean? 

NASAL (noun)
  The noun NASAL has 2 senses:

1. a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
2. an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose

  Familiarity information: NASAL used as a noun is rare.


NASAL (adjective)
  The adjective NASAL has 2 senses:

1. of or in or relating to the nose
2. sounding as if the nose were pinched

  Familiarity information: NASAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NASAL (noun)


Sense 1nasal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

nasal; nasal consonant

Hypernyms ("nasal" is a kind of...):

consonant (a speech sound that is not a vowel)


Sense 2nasal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

nasal bone; os nasale; nasal

Hypernyms ("nasal" is a kind of...):

bone; os (rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates)

Meronyms (parts of "nasal"):

rhinion (the anterior tip at the end of the suture of the nasal bones)

Holonyms ("nasal" is a part of...):

bridge (the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose)


NASAL (adjective)


Sense 1nasal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or in or relating to the nose

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

nasal; rhinal

Context example:

nasal passages

Pertainym:

nose (the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals)


Sense 2nasal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sounding as if the nose were pinched

Synonyms:

pinched; nasal; adenoidal

Context example:

a whining nasal voice

Similar:

high; high-pitched (used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency)


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