from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Pronounced with both nasal and oral passages open.
- n. An orinasal speech sound, such as a French nasal vowel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to both the nose and the mouth.
- n. See the quotation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)
Latin ōs, ōr-, mouth; + nasal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)