retroflex has definitions from the field of linguistics
1
[ adjective ] bent or curved backward

Synonyms

retroflexed

Related terms

backward

2
[ verb ] bend or turn backward

Synonyms

replicate

Related terms

bend retroflection

3
[ verb ] (linguistics) articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate

Examples

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

Related terms

pronounce retroflection

4
[ adjective ] (linguistics) pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate

Synonyms

cacuminal

Related terms

linguistics backward

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