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Definitions and Synonyms of retroflex | Another word for retroflex | What is retroflex?

Definition 1: articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate - [verb of communication]

Samples where retroflex or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants

(retroflex is a kind of ...) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

"She pronounces French words in a funny way" "I cannot say `zip wire'" "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

Definition 2: bend or turn backward - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for retroflex in the sense of this definition

(retroflex is a kind of ...) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

Definition 3: bent or curved backward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for retroflex in the sense of this definition

(retroflex is similar to ...) directed or facing toward the back or rear

"a backward view"

Definition 4: pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for retroflex in the sense of this definition

(retroflex is similar to ...) directed or facing toward the back or rear

"a backward view"

(retroflex belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

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