Definition of Nasalize

1. Verb. Speak nasally or through the nose. "In this part of the country, people tend to nasalize"

Exact synonyms: Nasalise
Related verbs: Nasalise
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Enounce, Enunciate, Pronounce, Say, Sound Out
Derivative terms: Nasalization



2. Verb. Pronounce with a lowered velum. "She nasalizes all her vowels"
Exact synonyms: Nasalise
Related verbs: Nasalise
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Enounce, Enunciate, Pronounce, Say, Sound Out
Derivative terms: Nasalisation, Nasalization

Definition of Nasalize

1. v. t. To render nasal, as sound; to insert a nasal or sound in.

2. v. t. To utter words or letters with a nasal sound; to speak through the nose.

Definition of Nasalize

1. Verb. To speak through the nose. ¹

2. Verb. To make a nasal sound when speaking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nasalize

1. to produce sounds nasally [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nasalize

nasale
nasalis
nasalis muscle
nasalisation
nasalisations
nasalise
nasalised
nasalises
nasalising
nasalism
nasalisms
nasalities
nasality
nasalization
nasalizations
nasalize (current term)
nasalized
nasalizes
nasalizing
nasally
nasalness
nasals
nasard
nasards
nasaruplase
nasba
nascal
nascals
nascence
nascences

Literary usage of Nasalize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"But it is possible to nasalize vowels as well as to nasalize consonants. The position of the uvula can be altered when the mouth is set for sounding the ..."

2. Writing and Speaking German: Exercises in German Composition and by Paul Russell Pope (1912)
"... [en=ang or nasalize as in Fr.]; on — (a ship), ... [en = ang or nasalize as in Fr.], — , -en. boast, — of, ..."

3. The Faults of Speech: A Self-corrector and Teachers' Manual by Alexander Melville Bell (1898)
"... The tendency to nasalize vowels is most felt when they occur immediately before or after nasal consonants—m, n or ng—but many persons ..."

4. Première année de française: avec notation phonétique by Arthur Gibbon Bovée (1922)
"When do n and m fail to nasalize a preceding vowel ? 14. With what does every French syllable begin when possible ? 15. ..."

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