ach–laut

noun, sometimes capitalized A \ˈäḵ-ˌlau̇t\

Definition of ach–laut

plural

-s

  1. :  the voiceless velar fricative sound represented by the ch of German ach or the ch of Scottish loch, phonemically often allophonic with the ich-laut

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Origin and Etymology of ach–laut

German, from ach ah, alas + laut sound, from Middle High German lūt; akin to Old English hlūd loud — more at loud


First Known Use: 1889


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