how to pronounce zip


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the above transcription of zip 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.

zip is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… some colored objects like little zip tie …”

meanings of zip


  1. A trip on a zipline.
  2. An ounce of marijuana.
  3. Ellipsis of zip code.
  4. A zip fastener.
  5. Energy; vigor; vim.
  6. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
  7. A zip file.
  8. Zero; nothing.
  9. A zip code.
  10. Synonym of convolution (“type of mapping function").


  1. To compress (one or more computer files) into a single and often smaller file, especially one in the ZIP format.
  2. To make (something) move quickly.
  3. (followed by a preposition) To move rapidly (in a specified direction or to a specified place) with a high-pitched sound.
  4. To close with a zip fastener.
  5. (followed by a preposition) To move in haste (in a specified direction or to a specified place).
  6. To travel on a zipline.
  7. To close as if with a zip fastener.
  8. To subject to the convolution mapping function.


  1. A common file format for data compression.
  2. Initialism of Zone Improvement Plan. (see ZIP Code).


  1. Imitative of high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.

zip frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word zip occurs in english on average 7.1 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 zip 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 zip can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

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