bent backward; exhibiting retroflexion.
Phonetics. articulated with the tip of the tongue curled upward and back against or near the juncture of the hard and soft palates; cacuminal; cerebral; coronal.
bent or curved backwards
(phonetics) of, relating to, or involving retroflexion
or retroflection [re-truh-flek-shuh n] /ˌrɛ trəˈflɛk ʃən/ noun 1. a bending backward. 2. Pathology. a bending backward of the body of the uterus upon the cervix. 3. Phonetics. retroflex articulation. the acoustic quality resulting from retroflex articulation; r-color. retroflexion /ˌrɛtrəʊˈflɛkʃən/ noun 1. the act or condition of bending or being bent backwards 2. (phonetics) the […]
[re-truh-foh-kuh s] /ˈrɛ trəˌfoʊ kəs/ noun 1. a wide-angle lens, for use on single-lens reflex cameras, of inverted telephoto design, with a back focus greater than the focal length.
noun a revived enthusiasm for depictions of the future created in the past; also, the use of a style considered futuristic in the past Word Origin 1983 Usage Note also retrofuturistic , (adj.)
adjective See retrofuturism