aitch

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aitch

 (āch)
n.
The letter h.

[French hache.]

aitch

(eɪtʃ)
n
the letter h or the sound represented by it: he drops his aitches.
[C16: a phonetic spelling]

aitch

(eɪtʃ)

n.
the letter H, h.
[Middle English ache < Old French ache < Late Latin *hacca]
Translations

aitch

[eɪtʃ] N nombre de la h inglesa
to drop one's aitchesno pronunciar las haches (indicio clasista o de habla dialectal)

aitch

nh nt, → H nt; to drop one’s aitches den Buchstaben „h“ nicht aussprechen (= be lower class)˜ „mir“ und „mich“ verwechseln

aitch

[eɪtʃ] nacca
to drop one's aitches (Brit) → non pronunciare l'acca (iniziale)
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And while introducing the topic the former reporter, who hails from Cheshire, provided a perfect demonstration of the importance of not dropping your aitches.
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And her hubby David is so concerned about dropping his aitches that he puts them where they don't belong.
Clearly Steve's mispronunciation and exaggerated dropping of aitches add to the eccentricity of him and the evening, but his pleasant demeanour seems to conquer these obstacles.
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I drop my aitches, I suffer with an asthma-related condition that means I speak with a gravelly voice," the Sun quoted him as saying.
Try as I may I couldn't get my aitches right and I kept putting them in the wrong places.
The Prime Minister's way of getting 'matey' with the electorate involves removing most of the Ts and all of the aitches from his words.
When Aladdin grovels to the Princess of China (Amy Frasier articulating in that kooky screech normally associated with the batty woman in Will and Grace) he mispronounces his aitches putting an aspirate into the word: 'Honour' where certainly God never intended one.
Viewing figures have dropped like aitches at a Mitchell knees-up, but even now she blames the show's predicament on cast illnesses and pregnancies.
David Evans has shown, whether you approve of his message or not, that bellowing from the terraces, dropping aitches, and letting the grammar look after itself is far more effective than an entire regiment of think- tanks with a flotilla of image-makers thrown in.