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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make nasal or produce nasal sounds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To speak through the nose.
  • v. To make a nasal sound when speaking.
  • v. To lower the uvula so that air flows through the nose during the articulation of a speech sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render nasal, as sound; to insert a nasal or sound in.
  • transitive v. To utter words or letters with a nasal sound; to speak through the nose; to pronounce with a lowered velum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render nasal, as the sound of a letter or syllable by modification or addition.
  • To speak or pronounce with a nasal sound; speak through the nose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. pronounce with a lowered velum
  • v. speak nasally or through the nose

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