ⓘ Voiceless pharyngeal fricative

                                     

ⓘ Voiceless pharyngeal fricative

The voiceless pharyngeal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is an h-bar, ⟨ ħ ⟩. In the transcription of Arabic, Hebrew and other scripts, it is often written ⟨H⟩, ⟨h⟩.

As a rule, is characterized as a fricative in the upper pharynx, often characterized as a whispered.