how to pronounce zany


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the above transcription of zany 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.

zany is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of zany in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… winnie and the children zany and zinzi …”

meanings of zany


  1. Ludicrously or incongruously comical.
  2. Unusual and awkward in a funny, comical manner; outlandish; clownish.


  1. A fool or clown, especially one whose business on the stage is to imitate foolishly the actions of the principal clown.


  1. To mimic foolishly.

zany frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word zany occurs in english on average 0.5 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 zany 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 zany can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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