from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To make nasal or produce nasal sounds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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