- noun the letter H.Phrasesdrop one's aitches fail to pronounce the letter h at the beginning of words.OriginC16: from OFr. ache.
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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 — 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 … English 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 — eÉªtÊƒ n. the letter H (eighth letter of the Latin/English alphabet) … English contemporary dictionary