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The /z/ Sound: English Pronunciation Practice Made Easy english consonants english z sound

What is the /z/ Sound?

First, let's look at a few examples of words with the English /z/ sound:

  • zoo
  • zebra
  • lazy
  • dozen
  • quiz
  • size

According to Baruch College's Tools for Clear Speech, the /z/ sound is made by doing the following:

"Place the blade of your tongue (just behind the tip) very close to...

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