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  • Section of the Right Nasal Cavity
    Section of the Right Nasal Cavity
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nasality a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nasality The quality or state of being nasal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nasality The state or quality of being nasal.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. nasalité,


In literature:

The French, on the contrary, always sing and speak nasally, with the pillar of the fauces raised high, and not seldom exaggerate it.
"How to Sing" by Lilli Lehmann
The fear of nasal twang and failure to distinguish between it and true nasal resonance has been the stumbling block.
"Resonance in Singing and Speaking" by Thomas Fillebrown
The singing was slow in movement and nasal in quality.
"The Seminole Indians of Florida" by Clay MacCauley
Soon after he enlisted in the army, this time under the name of James Hall, but was rejected on account of some nasal defect.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
At present he is mostly hands and feet, and his face shows a marked nasal development.
"The Patient Observer" by Simeon Strunsky
Such spots are usually found upon the temples, though an occasional one may be found on the forehead or over the nasal eminence.
"The Mide'wiwin or "Grand Medicine Society" of the Ojibwa" by Walter James Hoffman
The articulation was speedily perfected; yet there was no success at all in the repetition of French nasal sounds.
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
Hemorrhage, arrest of, IV, 635; nasal, IV, 522.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
One is placed so as to reflect the picture of the nasal chambers, especially their hinder portion.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
As for the fault of nasality, it is, as I have said, the most difficult to get rid of.
"Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing" by Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini
Abulcasis has much to say about nasal polyps.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
It can be applied still better by means of a nasal douche.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
He speaks in well-modulated tones, the accents nasal and decided.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Perry breathed in the hot, wet air as they went, feeling it open his chest and nasal passages.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
The antorbital plate is large and divides the orbital chamber from the nasal chamber.
"Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds" by M. Dale Arvey
Nasalization of vowels is extremely frequent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
It was sung harshly, nasally, and dragged out in long, slow notes.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Avoid a muttering, mouthing, stuttering, droning, guttural, nasal, or lisping, pronunciation.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
As the procession advances slowly, a droning, plaintive sound of music is heard, accompanying a dismal, nasal chant.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
The nasal opening is small and elongated, as in the English specimen from Whitby.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley

In poetry:

Nasal intonations of light
and clicking tongues * * *
publicity of windows
stoning me with pent-up cries * * *
smells of abattoirs * * *
smells of long-dead meat.
"Jaguar" by Lola Ridge
TELL me, O Provincial! speak, Ceruleo-Nasal!
Lives there one De Sauty extant now among you,
Whispering Boanerges, son of silent thunder,
Holding talk with nations?
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Nasal septal deviation in the pediatric and adult populations.
A significant proportion of the population has nasal septal deviation of varying degrees.
A new testosterone-based nasal gel dubbed female Viagra may help.
Nasal spray makes men more sensitive.
MedImmune said yesterday that a new version of its FluMist nasal-spray influenza vaccine had proved superior for young children to the standard flu shot in a large global test.
A semiotics professor explores the strange new world of subcomedy, from Progressive Auto Insurance to Omnaris nasal spray.
Neuzil's Irrigator nasal spray lands CDMA distribution.
Neuzil's Irrigator nasal cleansing spray has been added to the distribution channel of the Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA).
Teri Rolan of Highland Pharmacy talks about a new nasal rinse that can help prevent infections during flu season.
Nasal rinsing "won't necessarily remove every last bacteria but certainly can move the bulk of it out.".
The estimated 4 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's disease may get help from two novel treatments: a nasal spray and an order of Indian food.
It also causes nasal tissues to vibrate, an addition to the snoring noise.
If mold, dust and other culprits are shutting down your nasal passages, you might find it useful to know which US cities' residents have it even worse.
Williams did not choke on a nasal spray cap lodged in his windpipe as reported.
Reports indicate a projectile hit the horse between the eyes, but entered the animal's nasal area.

In science:

Arrays of beating cilia are also found lining the airway where they sweep mucus and foreign particles up toward the nasal passage .
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms