(noun, adjective, verb)


1. bent or curved backward

Similar word(s): backward, retroflexed

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

Similar word(s): backward, cacuminal


1. (linguistics) a retroflex consonant


1. bend or turn backward

Similar word(s): replicate

Definition categories: motion, bend, flex

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

Definition categories: communication, articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say