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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: retroflexus, from Latin flexus 'bent'

retroflex

adjective
     
Related topics: Linguistics
ret‧ro‧flex technical
SL a retroflex speech sound is made with the end of your tongue pointing backwards and upwards

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