how to pronounce zest


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the above transcription of zest 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.

zest is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… but while I make zest using my handy …”

meanings of zest


  1. Enthusiasm; keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.
  2. General vibrance of flavour.
  3. The woody, thick skin enclosing the kernel of a walnut.
  4. The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring or garnish.


  1. To scrape the zest from a fruit.
  2. To make more zesty.

zest frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word zest occurs in english on average 9.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics zest can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that zest can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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