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Words with a Silent H

Based on the definitions, guess these words that have a silent H.
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Segregated urban slum
Period of below average rainfall
One who is due to inherit
Toxic, green, gaseous element
Shiny plating on car metal
Castrated man
Small pickled cucumber
Refrain of a song
Candelabra used during Hanukkah
Spirit that feeds on corpses
Wine varietal also called shiraz
Dull brown material used for military fatigues
Lizard that can change color
Group of notes sounded simultaneously
Carnivorous fish of South America
Chronic disease of the liver
Clarified butter of India
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I can't spell camo...
Nov 6, 2013
1. The quiz accepted "Menora" as an alternate spelling of "Menorah", even though "Menora" doesn't have a silent "h" in it. 2. The word "ghee" is pronounced /gi/ while the word "gee" is pronounced /ji/. This makes me skeptical that the "h" is genuinely silent. (One wouldn't call the "h" in "chow" silent; it alters the sound of the "c", changing it from the sound in "cow" to the sound in "ciao". How is the "h" in "ghee" different?) Likewise for "ghetto" and "gherkin".
Nov 6, 2013
If you take the H out of Ghetto, Ghee and Gherkin they would still be pronounced the same, this does not work with Chow as the H changes the way you say the word. But I agree with Menorah, that baffled me as to why it accepted it without the H seeing as that is the point of the quiz
Nov 6, 2013
I'm with ThirdParty on this one. Case in point: Ghee. If you take out the h, it's gee, as in "Oh gee, maybe that h isn't actually silent."
Nov 8, 2013
Agree completely on Menorah
Apr 21, 2014
I usually pronounce the 'h' in heir, honest and hour. Subtly, but they're there.
Nov 6, 2013
What? That's kind of weird. I've never heard anyone pronounce the 'h's in anyone of those words, subtly or not.
Nov 6, 2013
stewie griffen pronounces the 'h' in 'wheat thins' and 'what' ... doesnt mean he's pronouncing it correctly.
Nov 6, 2013
Prouncing the h in a word that starts with "wh" is entirely different. It is correct to pronounce "wh" differently than "w" by itself. However, in "hour, honest, heir, ect" it should be completely silent.
Nov 6, 2013
Who's Stewie Griffen???
Nov 6, 2013
The "H" is not pronounced in any of those words, that's why you would say "an hour" and not "a hour". The same holds true for "an heir to the throne" and "an honest person". Using "a" rather than "an" sounds wrong because you don't pronounce the "H" in those words.
Nov 7, 2013
Thanks, Porc, for the intelligent response. :)
Feb 10, 2015
The H in "ghee" isn't silent. The first letter of the word is an aspirated G, which is latinized as GH and sounds different than a plain G. The two are different letters gh- घ, g - ग). A lot of these words are similar in the sense that the H aspirates the sound before it, meaning that it's not a silent letter.
Nov 6, 2013
Okay everyone, just because a word would sound different without the H doesn't mean the age isn't silent. It is silent, but it's used as a clue to show how to pronounce the word. Like how the 'e' is still silent in the word 'sine' even though it would be pronounced differently if the 'e' wasn't there.
Nov 8, 2013
Nov 8, 2013
hear hear
Apr 21, 2014
May 3, 2014
I've seen chlorine gas, and to me it looked yellow. I don't have any color blindness that I'm aware of. Perhaps slightly green, but even so I would describe it as yellow with a greenish tint. I was wracking my brain trying to think of a green elemental gas...
Nov 10, 2013
I'm glad "herb" wasn't on this list
Dec 19, 2014
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