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Pronunciation of Retorted: Learn how to pronounce Retorted in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word retort:

verb
1 [reporting verb] say something in answer to a remark, typically in a sharp, angry, or witty manner:
[with direct speech]:
‘No need to be rude,’ retorted Isabel
[with clause]:
he retorted that this was nonsense
2 [with object] archaic repay (an insult or injury):
it was now his time to retort the humiliation
turn (an insult or accusation) back on the person who has issued it:
he was resolute to retort the charge of treason on his foes
use (an opponent’s argument) against them:
the answer they make to us may very easily be retorted
noun
a sharp, angry, or witty reply:
she opened her mouth to make a suitably cutting retort
Origin:

late 15th century (in the sense ‘hurl back an accusation or insult’): from Latin retort- ‘twisted back, cast back’, from the verb retorquere, from re- ‘in return’ + torquere ‘to twist’