how to pronounce zeal


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zeal is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to the goal of net zeal overall so what …”

meanings of zeal


  1. The fervour or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.
  2. The collective noun for a group of zebras.
  3. A person who exhibits such fervour or tireless devotion.

zeal frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word zeal occurs in english on average 3.4 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 zeal 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 zeal can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to zeal


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