nasalize

Definitions

  • Section of the Right Nasal Cavity
    Section of the Right Nasal Cavity
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v nasalize pronounce with a lowered velum "She nasalizes all her vowels"
    • v nasalize speak nasally or through the nose "In this part of the country, people tend to nasalize"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Nasalize To render nasal, as sound; to insert a nasal or sound in.
    • v. t Nasalize To utter words or letters with a nasal sound; to speak through the nose; to pronounce with a lowered velum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nasalize To render nasal, as the sound of a letter or syllable by modification or addition.
    • nasalize To speak or pronounce with a nasal sound; speak through the nose.
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Usage

In literature:

A high, squeaky, nasal sound; I was ashamed of it.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
He heard the sound of the nasal tones, so different from the refined accents of Brother Emmanuel.
"The Secret Chamber at Chad" by Evelyn Everett-Green
He spoke with a drawl, which was nasal, and yet had something sweet in it.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
Nostrils in the suture between the two small nasal plates.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
Occasionally the rapid increase of blood is shown by nasal hemorrhage, which needs no especial treatment.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
His nasal eloquence still rings in my ears.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
When I consulted people about my nasal catarrh, "There is only one thing to do," they said.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 8th, 1920" by Various
A simple hymn was dictated and sung in strong nasal tones.
"The Romance of the Coast" by James Runciman
Gianesi came in, walked upstairs to his bedroom, and shut his door; in half an hour he also was snoring; it was a nasal trio.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
There were subdued cheers and moans, nasal snufflings and raucous coughs.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
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In poetry:

Nasal intonations of light
and clicking tongues * * *
publicity of windows
stoning me with pent-up cries * * *
smells of abattoirs * * *
smells of long-dead meat.
"Jaguar" by Lola Ridge
PROFESSOR
TELL me, O Provincial! speak, Ceruleo-Nasal!
Lives there one De Sauty extant now among you,
Whispering Boanerges, son of silent thunder,
Holding talk with nations?
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

This fall, Oklahoma City and Tulsa both ranked in the Top 50 worst cities to live in with nasal allergies — number 7 and 19 respectively.
Nasal polyps are rare in children younger than 10 years.
Music sets the mood for the holidays, whether it's Bing Crosby crooning "White Christmas," a choir in hushed tones harkening back to a "Silent Night" or Adam Sandler nasally reminding us: "Put on your yarmulke, here comes Hanukkah".
The past few weeks area health officials said they've seen an uptick in residents with nasal congestion and throat irritation.
"Tefina" is a nasal gel that delivers a dose of testosterone directly to the brain, an experimental treatment that may act like "Viagra for women" producing the same increased sex drive.
View full size (Press-Register/Mike Kittrell) Mobile County Public Schools nurse Lorene H Greene administers the nasal mist swine flu vaccine to A.J.
And it apparently comes in a nasal spray.
Those exposed to nasal oxytocin avoided attractive, unknown women, study says.
It forces them to take antibiotics or use powerful nasal sprays.
Along with the transformation of CalCompact comes the nasal reckoning process of workers having to unearth the stinky remnants of the 40-year-old dump.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana University School of Medicine scientist has been awarded $3 million to develop a nasal spray intended to combat suicidal thoughts among soldiers.
The Army's Quick Fix for Soldier Suicides : Anti-Depressive Nasal Spray.
Nasal swine flu vaccine recalled over potency.
COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Miami County Prosecutor Gary Nasal have filed felony charges against 18 suspects accused of running a telemarketing fraud ring from Ohio and Florida.
She then did her best imitation of Elizabeth Taylor's nasal bray in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
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In science:

Arrays of beating cilia are also found lining the airway where they sweep mucus and foreign particles up toward the nasal passage .
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
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