how to pronounce zed


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the above transcription of zed 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.

zed is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… x y and zed in the institute we you know …”

meaning of zed

Zed is a male name.

zed frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word zed occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

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