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Meaning of RETROFLEX

Pronunciation:  'retru`fleks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (linguistics) pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate
  2. [adj]  bent or curved backward
  3. [v]  articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate; "Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants"
  4. [v]  bend or turn backward
 

RETROFLEX is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: backward, cacuminal, replicate, retroflexed
 
 See Also: articulate, bend, enounce, enunciate, flex, pronounce, say, sound out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re"tro*flex\, Retroflexed \Re"tro*flexed\, a. [Pref.
retro- + L. flectere, flexum, to bend, to turn.]
Reflexed; bent or turned abruptly backward.

 

 

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