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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate; Bend or turn backward adj. - Pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate; Bent or curved backward.

Usage examples (24)
  • The next seven consonants are 'retroflex': the tongue curls back to the palate (front part of the roof of the mouth), making a hard sound ṭh aspirated version of the...
  • Phonemically, the language is /ba:d,i/ long a, retroflex d.
  • Like alveolar consonants replaced by retroflex consonants e.g walked - walk.
  • Also, I think that the retroflex quality is not the primary feature in rhoticity. for more
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