H, h
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eych]
    • /eɪtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eych]
    • /eɪtʃ/

Definitions of h word

  • noun plural h the eighth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. 1
  • noun plural h any spoken sound represented by the letter H or h, as in hot or behave. 1
  • noun plural h something having the shape of an H . 1
  • noun plural h a written or printed representation of the letter H or h. 1
  • noun plural h a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter H or h. 1
  • noun h the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet (H, η). 1

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Parts of speech for H


h popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

h usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for h

noun h

  • dope — any thick liquid or pasty preparation, as a lubricant, used in preparing a surface.
  • opium — the dried, condensed juice of a poppy, Papaver somniferum, that has a narcotic, soporific, analgesic, and astringent effect and contains morphine, codeine, papaverine, and other alkaloids used in medicine in their isolated or derived forms: a narcotic substance, poisonous in large doses.
  • drug — the cosmic principle of disorder and falsehood.
  • narcotic — any of a class of substances that blunt the senses, as opium, morphine, belladonna, and alcohol, that in large quantities produce euphoria, stupor, or coma, that when used constantly can cause habituation or addiction, and that are used in medicine to relieve pain, cause sedation, and induce sleep.
  • junk — narcotics, especially heroin.

Antonyms for h

noun h

  • sadness — affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful: to feel sad because a close friend has moved away.
  • sorrow — distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret.
  • unhappiness — sad; miserable; wretched: Why is she so unhappy?
  • dullness — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
  • depression — A depression is a time when there is very little economic activity, which causes a lot of unemployment and poverty.

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