Meaning of “nasal consonant” in the English Dictionary

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"nasal consonant" in British English

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nasal consonantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌneɪ.zəl ˈkɒn.sə.nənt/ us /ˌneɪ.zəl ˈkɑːn.sə.nənt/ specialized

a consonant in which air escapes only through the nose:

In English, "m" and "n" are nasal consonants.

(Definition of “nasal consonant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)