American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the adenoids.
- adj. Suggestive of the vocal sound caused by abnormally enlarged adenoids: a singer with an adenoidal voice.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling glands; having the appearance of a gland; adenoid.
- adj. anatomy Pertaining to the adenoids
- adj. of a voice Sounding as if the speaker had swollen adenoids
- adj. sounding as if the nose were pinched
- adj. of or pertaining to the adenoids
“More remarkable, it spawned three of the greatest comic creations in television history: namely, the adenoidal and long-suffering Olive, her misogynist husband Arthur, and the incomparable Blakey, with his toothbrush moustache and his catchphrase that still rings down the ages - "I'll get you, Butler!”
“Then, too, the services of the physician are often brought into requisition, to cure some physical ill, such as adenoidal growths, which may in a measure account for the delinquency of the child.”
“I had to plug the word "adenoidal" into a popular search engine I thought it was Hebrew for "Lord" and it turns out it means "nasal"--which, given the 140-character Twitter limit, would have been a better word, since it would have left him with a few spare letters with which to call me a "douche.”
“Singles, being cheaper, were purchased disproportionately by the adenoidal set.”
“It is true that Mr. Yaffe calls Mr. Dylan, at one point, a "gnomic adenoidal seer.”
“The lyrics, prototypically sung in that much imitated adenoidal whine we have all known and loved all these many years later, were ingeniously universal while being blatantly personal, a great trick.”
“I have a funny, adenoidal voice and a wonky smile.”
“He starts to croon, and I swear there's a trace of that distinctive, slightly adenoidal Amyness about his voice.”
“His adenoidal "Clydie Clyde" voice is based on morning zoo pioneer Scott Shannon's "Mr. Leonard" character.”
“It would really punish the adenoidal twerp singing Streets of London if he lost £1.74 in a single swoop!”
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