HyperDic: retort

English > 3 senses of the word retort:
VERBcommunicationretort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoinanswer back
NOUNcommunicationretort, rejoinder, return, riposte, replication, comeback, countera quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
artifactretorta vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
retort > pronunciation
Soundsriy'tao.rt
Rhymesabort ... wart: 48 rhymes with aort...
English > retort: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one).
Synonymsrejoinder, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter
Narrowersass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouthAn impudent / impudent or insolent rejoinder
Broaderreply, responseThe speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
Spanishréplica
Verbsretortanswer back
English > retort: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat.
Part ofstillAn apparatus used for the distillation of liquids / liquids
NarroweralembicAn obsolete kind of container used for distillation
BroadervesselAn object used as a container (especially for liquids / liquids)
Spanishretorta
Catalanretorta
English > retort: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaninganswer back.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey retort that there was a traffic accident
Synonymscome back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin
Broaderanswer, reply, respondReact verbally
Spanishreplicar
Catalanreplicar
Nounsretorta quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

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