retort

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /rɪˈtɔrt/
  • (UK) IPA: /rɪˈtɔːt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: re‧tort

Noun[change]

Singular
retort

Plural
retorts

  1. A retort sharp or witty reply made in an argument.

Verb[change]

Plain form
retort

Third-person singular
retorts

Past tense
retorted

Past participle
retorted

Present participle
retorting

  1. If you retort, you reply someone with a sharp or witty remark in an argument.