[awr-uh-ney-zuh l, ohr-]Phonetics
- pronounced with the voice issuing through the mouth and the nose simultaneously, as in the nasalized vowels of French.
- an orinasal sound.
Origin of orinasal
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- 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)
- an orinasal speech sound
C19: from Latin ōr- (from ōs mouth) + nasal
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