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English adjective: retroflex

1. retroflex bent or curved backward


Synonymsretroflexed


Similarbackward


Antonymsforward

2. retroflex pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate


Synonymscacuminal


Similarbackward


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymsforward


English verb: retroflex

1. retroflex (motion) bend or turn backward


Synonymsreplicate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bend, flex

2. retroflex (communication) articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate


SamplesIndian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out









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