Meaning of nasal


Pronunciation: (nā'zul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the nose: the nasal cavity.
  2. pronounced with the voice issuing through the nose, either partly, as in French nasal vowels, or entirely (as in m, n, or the ng of song).
  1. a nasal speech sound.


Pronunciation: (nā'zul), [key]
— n. Armor.
  1. a bar or narrow plate used with an open helmet as a defense for the nose.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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