adenoidal adenoidal

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or pertaining to the adenoids
  2. (adj) sounding as if the nose were pinched

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. His adenoidal diction suggests that he learned English from records played at the wrong speed.
  2. Her hat flopping, her glasses riding low on her nose, the reporter is a study in adenoidal intensity.
  3. An adenoidal person is easily recognized.

Quotes

  • Kenneth Tynan, later reviewing her performances in high comedy, said * * they had been enriched by Williams and revue with "the arched eyebrow, the appalled glare, the outrageous double take, the adenoidal gurgle, the wince of disgust".
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Kenneth Tynan Source: Independent

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