Definition of nasalize in English:

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nasalize

Pronunciation: /ˈnāzəˌlīz/

verb

[with object]
Pronounce or utter (a speech sound) with the breath resonating in the nose: (as adjective nasalized) a nasalized vowel
More example sentences
  • The first small problem with the Reuters article is that the usual spelling for the language is ‘Pirahã’, with a tilde over the final /a/, indicating that the vowel is nasalized.
  • In southern England, the vowel is nasalized and long.
  • Also, the nasal cavity can be closed thus preventing vowels from being nasalised and thus increasing their comprehensibility.

Derivatives

nasalization

Pronunciation: /ˌnāzələˈzāSH(ə)n/
/ˌnāzəˌlīˈzāSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • The reason that there is no "ng’ sound is that this alphabet treats that nasal consonant as a feature of the vowel - not a separate nasal consonant, but a vowel produced with nasalization.
  • As an alternative, bind is a common verb that is phonetically very similar to bide - the /n/ will generally be realized in fluent speech only as nasalization of the preceding vowel.
  • I myself must confess to saying obstinant, inordinant and indiscriminant, with nasalization from the preceding nasal misinterpreted as belonging to the suffix.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: na·sal·ize

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