Retroflex

  • (verb): Articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate.
    Example: "Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on retroflex:

Dhivehi Phonology - Consonants and Vowels
... opposition of long and short vowels, of dental and retroflex consonants as well as single and geminate consonants ... i iː u uː Mid e eː o oː Open a aː Consonants Labial Dental Alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Glottal Stop t ʈ c k b d ɖ ɟ ɡ ᵐb ⁿd ... Maldivian retroflex segments /ʈ/, /ɖ/, /ʂ/, and /ɭ/ are produced at the very rear part of the alveolar ridge ...

... dialectal pronunciations, usually called che vaqueira could appears basically a voiced retroflex plosive, a voiced retroflex affricate, a voiceless retroflex affricate and ...
Gujarati Phonology - Consonants
... Labial Dental/ Alveolar Retroflex Post-alv./ Palatal Velar Glottal Nasal m n ɳ Stop (pʰ) t̪ʰ ʈʰ tʃʰ kʰ p t̪ ʈ tʃ k bʱ d̪ʱ ɖʱ dʒʱ ɡʱ b d̪ ɖ dʒ ɡ Fricative ... The voiced retroflex stops and the nasal /ɖʱ, ɖ, ɳ/ have flapped allophones ... /ɳ/ is unflapped before retroflex stops, and in final position varies freely between flapped and unflapped ...
Retroflex D
... Retroflex D (Ɖ, ɖ) is a Latin letter representing the voiced retroflex plosive ... Its lower-case variant – d with tail, or d with retroflex hook – is also used to represent this sound in the International Phonetic Alphabet (but in ... Retroflex D on computers Sample Unicode Name HTML reference Latin Extended-B Ɖ U+0189 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER AFRICAN D #393 #x189 IPA Extensions ɖ U+0 ...
Standard Chinese Phonology - Consonants
... Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Labial (Denti-) Alveolar Retroflex (Alveolo-) Palatal Velar Nasal m n ŋ Stop p pʰ t tʰ k kʰ Affricate t͡s t͡sʰ ʈ͡ʂ ʈ͡ʂʰ t ... /ɻ/ varies as (a voiced retroflex fricative), depending on the speaker ... For the retroflex consonants, Standard Chinese speakers "produce the constriction for this sound with the upper surface of the tip of the tongue, making it a laminal rather ...

More definitions of "retroflex":

  • (verb): Bend or turn backward.
    Synonyms: replicate
  • (adj): Pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate.
    Synonyms: cacuminal