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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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