how to pronounce h


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the above transcription of h is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

h is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of h in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… been open since george h.w bush and so i …”

meanings of h


  1. A pencil of grade H.
  2. Abbreviation of hexadecimal (following a number).
  3. Abbreviation of heroin.
  4. Hentai.
  5. Abbreviation of hits.
  6. Abbreviation of home phone.
  7. Abbreviation of hour (particularly when used as a (non-SI) unit of time alongside International System of Units units).
  8. A grade of pencil with lead that makes darker marks than a pencil of grade 2H; a pencil with hard lead.
  9. Abbreviation of hit, the number of hits by a player.
  10. Abbreviation of half-year.


  1. Abbreviation of high |in reference to a dialect's social status.
  2. Abbreviation of hard in reference to a grade of pencil lead.
  3. Abbreviation of hinged.


  1. The eighth letter of the English alphabet, called aitch and written in the Latin script.


  1. The ordinal number eighth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called aitch and written in the Latin script.


  1. Used as a filler response when one does not have a response to use. Almost always used by itself.


  1. Synonym of AH: in the year of the Hegira, used to mark dates employing the Islamic calendar.

h frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word h occurs in english on average 45 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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