how to pronounce retort /ɹɪˈtɔːt/
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retort is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of retort in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… withering retort to the glue stirs …”
meanings of retort verb: To bend or curve back. To say something sharp or witty in answer to a remark or accusation. To heat in a retort. To make a remark which reverses an argument upon its originator; to return, as an argument, accusation, censure, or incivility. To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect. noun: 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. A pressure cooker. A sharp or witty reply, or one which turns an argument against its originator; a comeback. A flask with a rounded base and a long neck that is bent down and tapered, used to heat a liquid for distillation. words with pronunciation similar to retort words that rhyme with retort Did this page help you?