Definition of retroflex
1 : turned or bent abruptly backward
2 : articulated with the tongue tip turned up or curled back just under the hard palate <retroflex vowel>
Origin of retroflex
New Latin retroflexus, from Latin retro- + flexus, past participle of flectere to bend
First Known Use: 1776
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