/z/ Sound Spelled Z Word List
The /z/ sound has six common spellings, se, s, ss, z, zz, and ze. The /z/ sound at the start of a word is always spelled z. Beyond that, it follows no predictable spelling pattern. Also, the letter s is used to spell the /z/ sound more often than not.
Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 66 of them are words with the /z/ sound spelled "z".
Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and highlyeffective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.