hypernasality

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hypernasality

 [hi″per-na-zal´ĭ-te]
a quality of voice in which the emission of air through the nose is excessive due to velopharyngeal insufficiency, so that the voice is high-pitched and speech intelligibility deteriorates. Called also rhinolalia aperta.

hypernasality

/hy·per·na·sal·i·ty/ (-na-zal´ĭ-te) a quality of voice in which the emission of air through the nose is excessive due to velopharyngeal insufficiency; it causes deterioration of intelligibility of speech.

hypernasality

[hī′pərnāzal′itē]
Etymology: Gk, hyper, excess + nasus, nose
excessively nasal speech resonance, which may result in unintelligible speech. The cause is velopharyngeal dysfunction with emission of too much air through the nose. Also called open rhinolalia. See also velopharyngeal insufficiency.

hy·per·na·sal·i·ty

(hī'pĕr-nā-zal'i-tē)
Speech produced with excessive resonance in the nasal cavity, often due to dysfunction of the soft palate.
Synonym(s): hyperrhinophonia.

hy·per·na·sal·i·ty

(hī'pĕr-nā-zal'i-tē)
Speech produced with excessive resonance in the nasal cavity, often due to dysfunction of the soft palate.
Synonym(s): hyperrhinophonia.

hypernasality (hī´purnāzal´itē),

n an excessive nasal resonance usually accompanied by emission of air through the nasal passageways.