[ re-truh-fleks ]
/ ˈrɛ trəˌflɛks /
bent backward; exhibiting retroflexion.
Phonetics. articulated with the tip of the tongue curled upward and back against or near the juncture of the hard and soft palates; cacuminal; cerebral; coronal.
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Also ret·ro·flexed [re-truh-flekst] /ˈrɛ trəˌflɛkst/.
Words nearby retroflex
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Example sentences from the Web for retroflex
This curve also shows a point of maximum temperature (F) and a retroflex portion.
The retroflex sibilant is transliterated sh; this was unchanged.Chips from a German Workshop - Volume IV|Max Mller
This curve shows a point of maximum temperature at F1, and a retroflex portion F1G1.
British Dictionary definitions for retroflex
/ (ˈrɛtrəʊˌflɛks) /
bent or curved backwards
phonetics of, relating to, or involving retroflexion
Word Origin for retroflex
C18: from Latin retrōflexus, from retrōflectere, from retro- + flectere to bend
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