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Synonyms for retroflex

Verb

1. retroflex, replicate, bend, flex
usage: bend or turn backward
2. retroflex, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
usage: articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate; "Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants"

Adjective

1. retroflex, retroflexed, backward (vs. forward)
usage: bent or curved backward
2. cacuminal, retroflex, backward (vs. forward)
usage: pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate
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