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    retroflex

    retroflex - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retroflex

    Definition
    (verb) bend or turn backward
    Synonyms : replicate
    Definition
    (verb) articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate
    Example Sentence
    • Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants
    Definition
    (adj) bent or curved backward
    Synonyms : retroflexed
    Definition
    (adj) pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate
    Synonyms : cacuminal
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