Voiced vs Nasal - What's the difference?

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In phonetics terms the difference between voiced and nasal

is that voiced is : Sounded with vibration of the vocal cords. For example, the phone [z] is voiced, while [s] is unvoiced while nasal is a nasal vowel or consonant.

As a verb voiced

is past tense of voice.

As a noun nasal is

an elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously, such as m and n.

voiced

English

Verb

(head)
  • (voice)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (phonetics): Sounded with vibration of the vocal cords. For example, the phone [z] is voiced, while [s] is unvoiced.
  • Antonyms

    * voiceless * unvoiced

    Derived terms

    * semi-voiced

    nasal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the nose.
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  • (phonetics) Having a quality imparted by means of the nose; and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in some cases with closure of the oral passage, the voice thus issuing (wholly or partially) through the nose, as in the consonants m, n, ng; characterized by resonance in the nasal passage; as, a nasal vowel; a nasal utterance.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously, such as m'' and ''n .
  • (medicine, archaic) A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.
  • (phonetics) A nasal vowel or consonant.
  • Part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard.
  • * 1909 , Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor , page 78,
  • The nasal continued in use until about 1140, when it was generally discarded, but isolated examples may be found in every succeeding century down to the seventeenth.
  • * 1999 , (George RR Martin), A Clash of Kings , Bantam 2011, p. 463:
  • Rorge had donned a black halfhelm with a broad iron nasal that made it hard to see that he did not have a nose.
  • (anatomy) One of the nasal bones.
  • (zoology) A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.
  • Derived terms

    * nasal bone (anatomy) * nasal cavity (anatomy) * nasal fossa (anatomy) * nasal index (anatomy) * nasal vowel (phonetics)

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