z is a voiced consonant

Place the tongue as for s and expel the breath with vibration of the vocal cords.

Equivalents: x as in Xenophon; s as in was; cz as in czar.

webster ,  z        Funk  and Wagnalls,  z       Phonetic  Symbol,  z

Drill:  zah, za, zee, zoo, zoh, zaw, az, ez, iz, ooz, uz, oz

This sound occurs, initially, finally, and medially:

czar

zephyr

zinnia

zany

zinc

zealot

zeal

zest

Zenobia

zoo

zebra

Zachary

zone

zenith

Xavier

zero

zeppelin

Xerxes

  1. Zenobia played the zither with zest
  2. Isidore's razor fell on the zine
  3. Moses sowed zinnia seeds
  4. Zachary was amazed at the size of the zeppelin.
  5. A zephyr stirred the leaves on the Azalia bush
  6. There was a reason for the zigzag paths
  7. Rosmond locate Zanzibar, Zambezi, and Zuider Zees
  8. His friends chose crackers and raisin cookies
  9. The blaze caused much confusion among the graz­ing herds

has

reason

measles

says

visit

season

is

breezy

frozen

his

usurp

lazy

does

music

because

was

geyser

please

graze

wisdom

preside

  1. It is easy but not always wise to criticize
  2. John's present position is not a pleasant one.
  3. The zebra grazed on the edge of the desert
  4. Rosalind s brothers visited the museum
  5. The flags fluttered in the whizzing breeze
  6. Susan gazed at the crimson clouds.
  7. Hazel and Eliza squeezed the lemons
  8. The physician raised the wheezing child in his arms
  9. The sign reads, ''Business Men's Lunch''
  10. The busy bees buzzed and buzzed and buzzed
  11. Jane's cousin was pleased with the prize, a beauti­ful bronze easel
  12. The boys took pictures of the frozen falls and streams.
  13. That season the crimson leaves and the music of the birds made our visit to the chasm a pleasant
  1. " September bears her golden sheaves, October strews her russet leaves'. '' I bring fresh showers for the thirsting; From the seas and the streams. ''