how to pronounce zap


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The above transcription of zap is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

zap is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of zap in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to say if God can zap a soul into a …”

meanings of zap


  1. To further energize or charge (magnetic material).
  2. To delete or discard (electronic media).
  3. To use a remote control to repeatedly change channels on a television.
  4. To kill; to eliminate.
  5. To damage (especially electronics) with electrostatic discharge.
  6. To heat (something) in a microwave oven.
  7. To strike (something or someone) with electricity or energy, as by shooting.
  8. To make a zap sound.


  1. An electric shock.
  2. A sound made by a sudden release of electricity or some similar energy.
  3. A raucous public demonstration designed to embarrass a public figure or celebrity as a form of political activism.


  1. Representing the sound or action of a zap.


  1. A city and town in North Dakota.

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