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


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