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"nasal" in British English

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nasaladjective

uk   /ˈneɪ.zəl/  us   /ˈneɪ.zəl/
related to the ​nose: nasal ​passages nasal ​congestion the nasal ​cavity a nasal ​spray
usually disapproving If a person's ​voice is nasal, it has a ​particularsound because ​air is going through ​theirnose when they ​speak: a nasal ​accent She ​spoke in nasal ​tones.
nasally
adverb uk   /ˈneɪ.zəl.i/  us   /ˈneɪ.zəl.i/
(Definition of nasal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nasal" in American English

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nasaladjective

 us   /ˈneɪ·zəl/
of or ​related to the ​nose: This ​medicine is ​supposed to ​relieve nasal ​congestion.
If a person’s ​voice is nasal, the ​sound is ​produced through the ​nose: He had a high, ​unpleasant, nasal ​voice.
(Definition of nasal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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