How Do You Spell ACHES?

Pronunciation: [ˈe͡ɪkz] (IPA)

The word "aches" is spelled with the letters A-C-H-E-S. It is pronounced with the sound /eɪks/, which is represented in IPA phonetic transcription as [eɪks]. The first letter "A" represents the vowel sound /eɪ/ ([eɪ]), which is pronounced like "ay" in "day." The letters "C" and "H" represent the consonant sounds /k/ and /h/ ([k] and [h]) respectively. The final letter "S" represents the consonant sound /s/ ([s]), which is pronounced like "s" in "pass."

ACHES Meaning and Definition

  1. Aches are physical sensations of discomfort or pain in different parts of the body that can range from mild to severe. This term is commonly used to describe a persistent or dull pain that may be experienced in muscles, joints, or other body tissues. Aches can be localized in a specific area or can encompass a larger region.

    These sensations are often associated with various medical conditions, injuries, or intense physical exertion. Muscle aches, for instance, can be caused by overuse, tension, or muscle strain. Joint aches can arise due to inflammation, arthritis, or injury. Additionally, viral or bacterial infections can sometimes cause aches throughout the body, commonly referred to as body aches.

    Aches can be described as a throbbing, dull, or tender pain that negatively impacts one's well-being and may limit one's ability to perform certain activities. The discomfort associated with aches is typically alleviated through rest, hot or cold compresses, over-the-counter pain relievers, or prescribed medications. However, it is essential to consult with a medical professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

    Furthermore, aches can be used metaphorically to describe emotional or mental distress. In this sense, it refers to a deep-seated or enduring sense of pain, sadness, or longing. Such aches are subjective experiences and can be caused by various factors such as grief, heartbreak, or other psychological struggles.

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Etymology of ACHES

The word "aches" is derived from the Old English word "æce" or "ecg" which referred to pain or distress. This Old English word can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word "akiz" meaning "pain". Ultimately, the word has its roots in the Proto-Indo-European base "*ag(e)s-", which also gave rise to words like "agonize" and "ache" in English, as well as words in other Indo-European languages with similar meanings.

Idioms with the word ACHES

  • your heart aches The idiom "your heart aches" is used to describe a deep emotional pain or intense sadness that one feels in their heart. It can indicate a sense of longing, grief, or sorrow that affects someone profoundly, often in response to a loss or a difficult situation.

Conjugate verb Aches


I would ache
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I will ache
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I will have ached
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I ached
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I had ached
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I ache
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I have ached
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I am aching
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