how to pronounce zoe


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the above transcription of zoe 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.

zoe is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… so zoe the volunteer that showed us how …”

meanings of zoe


  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek, of common usage, variant of Zoë.


  1. In the philosophy of Giorgio Agamben, bare life, as opposed to any particular mode of life (bios).

zoe frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word zoe occurs in english on average 5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics zoe 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 zoe can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to zoe


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