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1. Of, in, or relating to the nose.
2. Linguistics Articulated by lowering the soft palate so that air resonates in the nasal cavities and passes out the nose, as in the pronunciation of the consonants (m), (n), and (ng) or the nasalized vowel of French bon.
3. Characterized by or resembling a resonant sound produced through the nose: a nasal whine.
1. Linguistics A nasal consonant.
2. A nasal part or bone, forming part of the bridge of the nose.
3. The nosepiece of a helmet.

[Possibly from Middle English nasale, from Medieval Latin nāsālis, from Latin nāsus, nose; see nas- in Indo-European roots.]

na·sal′i·ty (nā-zăl′ĭ-tē) n.
na′sal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.nasally - in a nasal manner; "inhaled nasally"


[ˈneɪzəlɪ] ADVnasalmente, por la nariz
to speak nasallyhablar por la nariz


adv pronouncenasal; speakdurch die Nase, näselnd
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That voice, although accentuated by menace, recalled to him another voice, which, that very morning, had dealt the deathblow to his mystery, by drawling, nasally, in the midst of the audience, "Charity, please
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Which is sadly something that can't be said of the uber-opinionated Ms Toksvig, who insists on banging on about hers in that nasally drone at every opportunity Radio 4 provides her - which is a lot.
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Administering oxytocin nasally through a kid-sized nebulizer, like a gas mask, a Duke University research team has shown that it can make rhesus macaques pay more attention to each other and make choices that give another monkey a squirt of fruit juice, even when they don't get one themselves.
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4xg/kg in humans and in animals up to 14jjLg/kg subcutaneously, 50jxg/kg nasally and 500jig/kg orally.
His core audience has stayed loyal through his transition, however, packing out Academy 2 as they gleefully sang along to each nasally line of the Eagles-esque single Down, Down, Down.