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retroflex


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Of or relating to speech sounds articulated with the tip of the tongue curled back towards the front part of the hard palate behind the alveolar ridge, as in the r sounds in North American English and some rhotic varieties of British English, especially the south-west of England. See also place of articulation. [From Latin retroflexus bent back, from retro- back + flectere to bend]

Subjects: Psychology.


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