retroflex

Definitions of retroflex
  1. adjective
    bent or curved backward
    synonyms: retroflexed
    backward
    directed or facing toward the back or rear
  2. verb
    bend or turn backward
    synonyms: replicate
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    type of:
    bend, flex
    form a curve
  3. verb
    articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate
    “Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants”
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    type of:
    articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out
    speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
  4. adjective
    pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate
    synonyms: cacuminal
    backward
    directed or facing toward the back or rear
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