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This page lists pronunciations of English words that end in H. The list is in retroalphabetical order, that is, alphabetically beginning with the final letter of the word (in this case H) and continuing backwards through it.

The apostrophe is treated as the last letter of the alphabet, after Z. Click on the blue "Catalogs" link below the article title for a pronunciation key.[e]


silent after a vowel, combines to form consonant sounds with preceding consonant -h

can be several à’s: àh

mostly schwa -ah

Jéddah

*yé yéah

cf. Marìa: Marîah

parîah

blàh

ayatóllah

Beûlah

-ôə Gôa rhymes with Nôah

hurràh

Ûtàh

Jehôvah

*Sàìv Sàdhbh

-tch unless otherwise indicated below: -ch

êach

blêach

pêach

impêach

rêach

*stúmməc stòmach

AmE *spínních; BrE *spínnídge spínach

*Wizzbêach Wísbêch

sand bêach = tree bêech

besêech

*ték: abbreviation of téchnical; also hî-téch: téch

-tch whích

*Meŵnick Mûnich

óstrich

-k Zûrich

-tch, cf. same sound in Åldwých: -wích

and S- town; AmE -ch; BrE -dge sándwich

*Woòlidge Woòlwich

*Dúllidge Dúlwich

*Brómmidge Brómwich

*Grénnidge Gréenwich

*Hárrídge Hárwich

*Nórrídge, rhyming with pórridge: Nórwich

-wítch Ípswich

-wítch Drŏitwich

-wítch Nántwich

squélch

Wales Wélsh = person Wélch

fílch

zílch

bénch

drénch

sténch

wénch

ínch

wínch

cónch

ståunch

búnch

húnch

lúnch

púnch

lýnch

cf. easy sínch, ch sound; down, wash sínk = together sýnch

-dóck Mürdoch

smoôch

àrch

sëarch

làrch

Màrch = màrch

-k pâtriàrch

BrE -ək mónarch

stàrch

chürch

lürch

kítsch

pùtsch

bátch

cátch

hátch

nátch

ẁatch

étch

fétch

kétch

skétch

rétch

ítch

dítch

hítch

glítch

pítch

éldrítch

stítch

cf. Åldwých: what whích BrE = wizard wítch

twítch

bótch

nótch

hótchpotch

bùtch

Dútch

hútch

clútch

múch

-k eûnuch

òuch

còuch

cròuch

gròuch

*tútch toúch

vòuch

Sútch = súch

Yanukôvých

cf. place names in -wích: Åldwých

-d: Rìyadh

ð éth or édh

*ây èh

mostly silent -gh

*Clôdə Clôdagh

*Ômə Ômagh

no nây = horse nèigh

kill slây = ride slèigh

cf. convèy, purvèy: invèigh

how wây = heavy wèigh

greeting = up hîgh

cf. voiced th in thŷ, vowel sound identical: unvoiced th in thîgh

person Nŷe = near nîgh

*sŷe sîgh

*Éddinbrə Édinburgh

*Frâzerbrə Frâserburgh

*Pítsbürg Píttsburgh

BrE *làf AmE *láf lāugh

-òw bòugh

-óff Bóugh

-úff choúgh

thôugh

AmE also plòw = BrE plòugh

-ôw fûrlôugh

*slòu: England Slòugh = swamp slòugh

*slúff skin sloúgh

frill, bird, fish, card rúff = tumble, approximate roúgh

*Brúff Bròugh

cf. Kentucky Míddlesborough or -boro: *Míddlzbrə England Míddlesbrough

-û: throw threŵ = preposition throûgh

AmE = búrrow ground, BrE *búrrə bòrough

*Lúfbrə Loúghborough

Bàrbara could be rendered in BrE as *Bàrborough

*Scàrbrə Scàrborough

cf. *Míddlzbrə England Míddlesbrough; Kentucky (or -boro) Míddlesborough

*Hílzbrə Híllsborough

BrE *thúrrə, AmE *thúrrôw thòrough

-óff tróugh

-úff toúgh

-úff enoúgh

*sóff, *sûkh or = pig sòw: sough

hide sêek = religion Sìkh

P(ə)n- Phnóm Pénh

letter Ô = exclamation ôh

oôh

-f -ph

épitaph

Rálph

oòmph

Húmph

trîumph

lýmph

nýmph

mŏrph

glýph

AmE pronounced -r, BrE silent -rh

Chándigarh

Chháttisgarh

catàrrh

mÿrrh

ásh

básh

cásh

dásh

gásh

hásh

flásh

slásh

smásh

rásh

crásh

thrásh

stásh

qùash

ẁash

Bangladésh

mésh

frésh

thrésh

dísh

réddish

chîldish

Cávendish

sélfish

shéllfish

håwkish

måwkish

estáblish

públish

Bêamish

squêamish

Hâmish

bánish

Dânish

Spánish

vánish

dimínish

end fínish = Finland Fínnish

admónish

astónish

gàrnish

tàrnish

vàrnish

Cŏrnish

bürnish

fürnish

púnish

fóppish

párish

chérish

pérish

cf. flòur dough (= flòwer bloom): floúrish

fétish

Brítish

-gwísh ánguish

distínguish

relínquish

pêevish

wísh

fíftyish

person Wålsh

-sh: person Wélch = Wales Wélsh

cósh

dósh

nósh

whoòsh

pósh

tósh

bùsh

lúsh

blúsh

flúsh

plúsh

pùsh

rúsh

thrúsh

following are unvoiced (i.e. not -dh) unless otherwise stated: -th

déath

hêath

bréath

wrêath

ôath

pāth

swâthe (area, many) is now more commonly, and irregularly, spelt swâth

...which still leaves, for ridge, the regular sẁath

-drət-th húndredth

-zənth thòusandth

voiced th: éth

Elísabeth = Queen Elízabeth

-ìəth fíftìeth

twéntìeth

shibbóleth

Názareth

fífth

twélfth

*âyt-th èighth

fâith

-êath Kêith

blácksmith

lócksmith

zénith

voiced th: wíth

héalth

stéalth

wéalth

fílth

thirtêenth

ténth

eléventh

séventh

hŷacinth

plínth

nînth

bôth

dòth

lôth

slôth

-dh: boôth

calm soôthe -dh, cf. -dh smoôth

soôthe cf. truth -th soôth

forsoôth

toôth

ëarth

dëarth

heàrth

cabin bërth

Përth

born bïrth

fïrth

gïrth

mïrth

héncefŏrth

Fïrth of Fŏrth

gô fŏrth

nŏrth

wörth

4th fŏurth

sleûth

uncoûth

cf. verbs in -the: noun th unvoiced, verb th voiced: mòuth

ou as schwa: -mouth

-məth Bŏurnemouth

or -məth Cóckermòuth

-məth Pŏrtsmouth

-məth Plýmouth

sòuth

yoûth

Rûth

trûth

streŵth

síxth

voiced th: casual blîthe = persons Blŷthe = Blŷth

voiced th: persons Smŷthe = Smŷth

Aberýstwyth

schwa: BrE er = AmE uh