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/z/ Sound Spelled ZE Word List

By Rodney Everson • Updated Jun 6th, 2023

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The /z/ sound has six common spellings, se, s, ss, z, zz, and ze. The digraph ze is a member of a class of Ending Digraphs comprised of ce, ge, me, ne, se, te, ve, and ze, each of which represents a sound of its first letter. It is found only at the end of a word, or at the end of a chunk within a multisyllable word.

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 12 of them are words with the /z/ sound spelled "ze".

Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and highly effective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.

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