Friday, 3 February 2012

Entry:    adenoidal (adj.)

In context:  “…writhing groggily and Nyquilized around on the bed and making honking adenoidal noises and asking what in the bloody hell is the meaning of this…”

Definition:  Most likely this one: colloq. (usu. somewhat depreciative). Of the voice, speech, an accent, etc.: having a monotonous and constricted nasal quality.


SNOOT score:   1

Page:   57

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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