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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
He had a somewhat high pitched, nasally voice that made me feel as if my own uncle was singing to me.
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Thereafter, Gab spends the rest of the movie's running time mulling over the torturous Solomonic choice she has to eventually make as Daniel's nasally rendered cover of Elvis Presley's 1961 ballad (from 'Blue Hawaii') plays in the background.
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From the day Licensed to Ill (1986) dropped, the Beastie Boysthat rollicking, nasally, raunchy trio of New York Jewshas been unapologetically themselves, in all their irreverent glory.
Will using the (nonscented) spray in cleaning possibly deliver doses via the aerosol action, nasally to the lungs, the blood?
One could conclude that casting Garrett as the voice of Krang would bring more of a baritone sound to this normally nasally character, but we've yet to hear a single sound from the angry alien, so how he will sound is anybody's guess.
Please remind me not to do a nasally voice like that ever again.
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