[ney-zuh-lee, -zuh l-lee]


in a nasal manner.
by inhaling through the nose: to take drugs nasally.

Origin of nasally

First recorded in 1840–50; nasal1 + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nasally

Contemporary Examples of nasally

Historical Examples of nasally

  • But,' added he nasally, 'in this world we must give and take.

  • It was sung harshly, nasally, and dragged out in long, slow notes.

    The Boys of '61

    Charles Carleton Coffin.

  • Pal subsided and Pete said nasally, "Blazer allus call't him Buster."

    Trading Jeff and his Dog

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • "It seems that we have all been playing a little comedy, Mr. Harbison," Aunt Selina began, nasally sarcastic.

    When a Man Marries

    Mary Roberts Rinehart