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- n. the state or quality of being nasal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being nasal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being nasal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators
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That which is called nasality is caused by the failure of the tone to reach freely the anterior cavities of the nares.
Without special attention to the subject, teachers are apt to acquire certain characteristic faults of voice, such as nasality, sharpness, harshness, and thinness of tone, of which they are quite unconscious.
I attribute the fact that my irritating nasality is somewhat tempered to the fact that I went to summer camp at a young age, which is where I heard the letter "R" pronounced for the first time.
I was not an environmentalist then, and my impression of these people ranged from the nasality of John Denver to dogmatic feminists cramming political correctness into any available ear while claiming that they would save the world by recycling, biking to work or changing out the incandescent light bulbs.
(Well, yeah, her high-pitched nasality is grating, but we're used to it and it drives the liberal pinkos crazy!)
So set your phasers to “infinite nasality” and check it out.
Rolling his gutteral Prussian R's with gusto, he sang in an indescribable blend of nasality and hypertensive stridency.
I even gave it a little British upper-crust nasality for good measure.
Love the way he sings "Nixon" with extra nasality.
A little bit of nasality can be used to make a “brighter” sound.