how to pronounce zigzag


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the above transcription of zigzag 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.

zigzag is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… last out in this zigzag stop start way …”

meanings of zigzag


  1. A line or path that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions.
  2. One of such sharp turns.


  1. Moving in, or having a zigzag.


  1. To move or to twist in a zigzag manner.


  1. In a zigzag manner or pattern.


  1. A small town in Oregon.

zigzag frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word zigzag occurs in english on average 0.8 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 zigzag 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 zigzag can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to zigzag


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