Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
    he doesn't know A from izzard
  2. (noun, event) the ending of a series or sequence

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Synonyms of Z

ezed, izzard, omega, zed, zee

Origin of the word Z

  1. not a native letter in O.E.; in Anglo-Fr. words it represents the "ts" sound (cf. Anglo-Fr. fiz, from L. filius, modern Fitz); late 13c. it began to be used for the voiced "s" sound and had fully taken that role by 1400. For letter name, see zed.
    "Thou whoreson Zed, thou vnnecessary Letter." ["King Lear," II.ii.69]
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via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Z

z-axis, zag, zea, zee, zeus, zhou, zig, zig-zag, zigzag, zizz, zoic, zoisia, zoo, zoysia, zu, zweig

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