how to pronounce retort

ɹtɔːɹt

how to improve pronunciation of retort

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn about each sound.

press Play to play an example pronunciation of retort.

video examples of retort pronunciation

An example use of retort in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… standard retort namely that formalities …”

meanings of retort

verb:

  1. To bend or curve back.
  2. To say something sharp or witty in answer to a remark or accusation.
  3. To heat in a retort.
  4. To make a remark which reverses an argument upon its originator; to return, as an argument, accusation, censure, or incivility.
  5. To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect.

noun:

  1. A airtight vessel in which material is subjected to high temperatures in the chemical industry or as part of an industrial manufacturing process, especially during the smelting and forging of metal.
  2. A pressure cooker.
  3. A sharp or witty reply, or one which turns an argument against its originator; a comeback.
  4. A flask with a rounded base and a long neck that is bent down and tapered, used to heat a liquid for distillation.