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the letter h or the sound represented by it: he drops his aitches.
[C16: a phonetic spelling]
the letter H, h.
[Middle English ache < Old French ache < Late Latin *hacca]
aitch [eɪtʃ] N nombre de la h inglesato drop one's aitches
→ no pronunciar las haches (indicio clasista o de habla dialectal)
→ h nt
, → H nt
; to drop one’s aitches den Buchstaben „h“ nicht aussprechen (= be lower class)
→ ˜ „mir“ und „mich“ verwechseln
aitch [eɪtʃ] n
to drop one's aitches (Brit
) → non pronunciare l'acca (iniziale)
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