how to pronounce zombie


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the above transcription of zombie 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.

zombie is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… loads of zombie companies that might …”

meanings of zombie


  1. Marijuana, or similar drugs.
  2. A hypothetical being that is indistinguishable from a normal human being except in that it lacks conscious experience, qualia, or sentience.
  3. A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.
  4. A process or task which has terminated but has not been removed from the list of processes, typically because it has an unresponsive parent process.
  5. A deceased person who becomes reanimate to attack the living.
  6. An apathetic person.
  7. A cocktail of rum and fruit juices.
  8. A conscripted member of the Canadian military during World War II who was assigned to home defence rather than to combat in Europe.
  9. A snake god or fetish in religions of West Africa and elsewhere.
  10. A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.
  11. A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.
  12. An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.

zombie frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word zombie 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 zombie 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 zombie can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to zombie


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