Definition of nasal

Definition of nasal
  1. nasal Adjective Of or pertaining to the nose.
  2. nasal Adjective 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.
  3. nasal Noun An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously, such as"m" and "n".
  4. nasal Noun A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.
  5. nasal Noun A nasal vowel or consonant.
  6. nasal Noun Part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard.
  7. nasal Noun One of the nasal bones.
  8. nasal Noun A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.
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