aitch


aitch
UK [eɪtʃ] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "aitch":
singular aitch plural aitches
the letter "h", written as a word. To drop your aitches means to pronounce a word beginning with the letter "h" without making the "h" sound.

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  • Aitch — Aitch, n. The letter h or H. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aitch — aitch; aitch·bone; …   English syllables

  • aitch — [eıtʃ] n plural aitches [U and C] the letter H when written as a word not a letter drop your aitches (=not pronounce the letter H at the beginning of words) ▪ People with Cockney accents tend to drop their aitches …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aitch — [ eıtʃ ] noun count the letter h, written as a word …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aitch — see H …   Modern English usage

  • aitch — ► NOUN ▪ the letter H. ● drop one s aitches Cf. ↑drop one s aitches ORIGIN Old French ache …   English terms dictionary

  • aitch — [āch] n. [ME & OFr ache < LL * accha, *aha; comb. of primary vowel (ä) with consonantal symbols intended to exemplify the former quality of the sound] the letter H adj. shaped like H …   English World dictionary

  • aitch — noun Etymology: French hache, from Vulgar Latin *hacca Date: circa 1580 the letter h …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aitch — /aych/, n. the letter H, h. [ME ache < OF ache < LL *hacca or *accha; r. ha] * * * …   Universalium

  • aitch — eɪtʃ n. the letter H (eighth letter of the Latin/English alphabet) …   English contemporary dictionary