Definition of “nasal” - English Dictionary

“nasal” in English

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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 particular sound because air is going through their nose when they speak:

a nasal accent
She spoke in nasal tones.
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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us /ˈneɪ·zəl/

of or related to the nose:

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)