Definitions for: Retroflex
[adj] (linguistics) pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate
[adj] bent or curved backward
[v] articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate; "Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants"
[v] bend or turn backward
Webster (1913) Definition: Re"tro*flex, Retroflexed Re"tro*flexed, a. [Pref.
retro- + L. flectere, flexum, to bend, to turn.]
Reflexed; bent or turned abruptly backward.
Synonyms: backward, cacuminal, replicate, retroflexed
See Also: articulate, bend, enounce, enunciate, flex, pronounce, say, sound out