Definition of 'nostril'

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Example sentences containing 'nostril'

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The viewer is offered a disconcerting view right up his nostrils. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The acrid fog raked at throats and made eyes and nostrils stream. Aidan Hartley THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)Use your finger to press one nostril closed. The Sun (2008)Patients were blindfolded and asked to close their mouths and one nostril. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What appear to be his eyes are actually his nostrils as his eyes are much further back on his head. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When she gets angry, her nostrils flare out. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The other thing to be aware of at this stage of life is the remorseless growth of hair inside your nostrils and ears. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Hold your breath, and then close your left nostril and breathe out through your right. The Sun (2012)The eyebrows twitch and the nostrils flare, inhaling future profits. The Sun (2010)Breathing through the left nostril brings in calming, intuitive energy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Put it right up your nostril, and close the other one. Times, Sunday Times (2012)With nostrils flaring and eyes rolling, he rammed into my handlebars. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's like some great beast has nostrils right behind your head. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His white skin was flushed, his nostrils slightly flared. Christianity Today (2000)

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British English: nostril /ˈnɒstrɪl/ NOUN
Your nostrils are the two openings at the end of your nose.
Keeping your mouth closed, breathe in through your nostrils.
  • American English: nostril
  • Arabic: فَتْحَةُ الْأًنْفِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: narina
  • Chinese: 鼻孔
  • Croatian: nosnica
  • Czech: nosní dírka
  • Danish: næsebor
  • Dutch: neusgat
  • European Spanish: ventana de la nariz
  • Finnish: sierain
  • French: narine
  • German: Nasenloch
  • Greek: ρουθούνι
  • Italian: narice
  • Japanese: 鼻の穴
  • Korean: 콧구멍
  • Norwegian: nesebor
  • Polish: nozdrze
  • European Portuguese: narina
  • Romanian: nară
  • Russian: ноздря
  • Spanish: ventana de la nariz
  • Swedish: näsborre
  • Thai: รูจมูก
  • Turkish: burun deliği
  • Ukrainian: ніздря
  • Vietnamese: lỗ mũi


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