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orinasal

[ awr-uh-ney-zuhl, ohr- ]
/ ˌɔr əˈneɪ zəl, ˌoʊr- /
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adjective
pronounced with the voice issuing through the mouth and the nose simultaneously, as in the nasalized vowels of French.
noun
an orinasal sound.
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Origin of orinasal

1865–70; <Latin ōr- (stem of ōs) mouth + -i- + nasal1

OTHER WORDS FROM orinasal

o·ri·na·sal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for orinasal

orinasal
/ (ˌɔːrɪˈneɪzəl) phonetics /

adjective
pronounced with simultaneous oral and nasal articulation, such as the French nasalized vowels (œ) (as in un), (ɔ̃) (as in bon), and (ɑ̃) (as in blanc)
noun
an orinasal speech sound

Derived forms of orinasal

orinasally, adverb

Word Origin for orinasal

C19: from Latin ōr- (from ōs mouth) + nasal
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