Definition of hotel in English:

hotel

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Pronunciation: /həʊˈtɛl
 
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noun

  • 2A code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication.
    More example sentences
    • In NATO phonetic alphabet: G is Golf, H is Hotel, and L is Lima.
    • HAL is Hotel, Alpha, Lima.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French hôtel, from Old French hostel (see hostel).

Usage

The normal pronunciation of hotel sounds the h-, which means that the preceding indefinite article is a. However, the older pronunciation without the h- is still occasionally heard, and leads to the preceding indefinite article being an rather than a. For a discussion of this, see an (usage).

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