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nasalize

[ ney-zuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈneɪ zəˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), na·sal·ized, na·sal·iz·ing.

to pronounce as a nasal sound.

verb (used without object), na·sal·ized, na·sal·iz·ing.

to pronounce normally oral sounds as nasal sounds.

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Also especially British, na·sal·ise .

Origin of nasalize

First recorded in 1840–50; nasal1 + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM nasalize

na·sal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nasalize

nasalize

nasalise

/ (ˈneɪzəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to pronounce nasally

Derived forms of nasalize

nasalization or nasalisation, noun
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