Z, z
Z z


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [zee or, esp. British, zed; Archaic iz-erd]
    • /zi or, esp. British, zɛd; Archaic ˈɪz ərd/
    • /zed/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zee or, esp. British, zed; Archaic iz-erd]
    • /zi or, esp. British, zɛd; Archaic ˈɪz ərd/

Definitions of z word

  • noun plural z the 26th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. 1
  • noun plural z any spoken sound represented by the letter Z or z, as in zero, zigzag, or buzzer. 1
  • noun plural z something having the shape of a Z . 1
  • noun plural z a written or printed representation of the letter Z or z. 1
  • noun plural z a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Z or z. 1
  • noun z the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet (Z, ζ). 1

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Origin of z

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65; from the conventional use of a series of z's to represent snoring

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Z


z popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Antonyms for z

noun z

  • miz — (slang) miserable.

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