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.

Also especially British, na·sal·ise.

Origin of nasalize

First recorded in 1840–50; nasal1 + -ize
Related formsna·sal·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nasalize




(tr) to pronounce nasally
Derived Formsnasalization or nasalisation, noun
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