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Adjective: retroflex  're-tru,fleks
  1. Bent or curved backward
    - retroflexed
  2. (linguistics) pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate
    - cacuminal
Verb: retroflex  're-tru,fleks
  1. Bend or turn backward
    - replicate
  2. Articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate
    "Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants"

Derived forms: retroflexed, retroflexes

See also: backward

Type of: articulate, bend, enounce, enunciate, flex, pronounce, say, sound out

Encyclopedia: Retroflex