Nostril Definition

nŏstrəl
nostrils
noun
nostrils
Either of the external openings of the nose.
Webster's New World
The fleshy wall on either side of the nose.
With flaring nostrils.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
anterior narisnarissnoutnasal openingnasal passage

Other Word Forms of Nostril

Noun

Singular:
nostril
Plural:
nostrils

Origin of Nostril

  • Middle English nostrille from Old English nosthyrl nosu nose nas- in Indo-European roots thyrl hole terə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From nose + thirl.

    From Wiktionary

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