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Retroflex vs. Retroflexion

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Retroflexadjective

Bent or curved backwards.

Retroflexionnoun

The act of retroflexing; the state of being retroflexed.

Retroflexadjective

(phonetics) Of pronunciation in which the tip of the tongue is raised and bent backwards, so that the underside of the tongue approaches or touches the palate.

Retroflexionnoun

The act of reflexing; the state of being retroflexed. Cf. Retroversion.

Retroflexadjective

(phonetics) Of pronunciation in which the tip of the tongue approaches or touches the back of the alveolar ridge.

Retroflexionnoun

a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part;

‘retroversion of the uterus’;

Retroflexadjective

(phonetics) Of pronunciation in which the blade of the tongue approaches or touches the back of the alveolar ridge.

Retroflexionnoun

an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth

Retroflexadjective

(phonetics, general sense) Of any of the aforementioned pronunciations.

Retroflexionnoun

the act of bending backward

Retroflexnoun

(phonetics) A consonant pronounced with the underside of the tongue approaching or touching the palate.

Retroflexnoun

(phonetics) A consonant pronounced with the tip of the tongue approaching or touching the back of the alveolar ridge.

Retroflexnoun

(phonetics) A consonant pronounced with the blade of the tongue approaching or touching the back of the alveolar ridge.

Retroflexnoun

(phonetics, general sense) Any of the aforementioned consonants.

Retroflexadjective

Reflexed; bent or turned abruptly backward.

Retroflexverb

bend or turn backward

Retroflexverb

articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate;

‘Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants’;

Retroflexadjective

bent or curved backward

Retroflexadjective

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

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