What is the meaning of heiress?

English Language Learners Definition of heiress

: a girl or woman who is an heir especially : a girl or woman who inherits a large amount of money.

Is the H silent in heiress?

heir‘, ‘hour’, ‘honour’, ‘honest’ are h-words that entered English via French. This is from the French. American English does not pronounce the ‘h‘ as with others of the French class, but in British English it is pronounced as if it were from the Germanic group.

What is the silent letter in heiress?

Silent H. H is always silent in HONOUR, HOUR, HONEST, HEIR, VEHICLE & VEHEMENT.

How do you speak heiress?

Break ‘heiress‘ down into sounds: [AIR] + [ES] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.

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