zh is a voiced consonant

Place the tongue in the position for sh, and expel the breath with vibration of the vocal cords.

Equivalents: si in vision, zi in glazier, su in treasure, z in azure, g in mirage

Webster, zh Funk and Wagnalls, 3 Phonetic Symbol Ê’

Drill: zhah, zha, zhee, zhoo, zhoh, zhaw
azh, ezh, izh, oozh, uzh, ozh


This sound occurs finally and mediall

mirage

adhesion

allusion

rouge

elusion

explosion

decision

corrosion

intrusion

collision

seizure

measure

explosion

pleasure

composure

  1. Shall we tread a measure? Yes, with greatest pleasure
  2. The explosion caused much confusion among that division
  3. Their seclusion in the in closure prevented the seizure of the treasure
  4. The account of the invasion hastened his decision
  5. He said that a mirage was an optical illusion
  6. Fraze r's azure eyes danced with pleasure as she showed the osier basket to us.

vision

invasion

azure

precision

usual

delusion

usury

persuasion

revision

evasion

erosion

visionary

division

confusion

  1. The division was made with precise ion.
  2. The visionary poet's composition was read with pleasure
  3. We will measure the wheat as usual when we have leisure.
  4. Did the allusion to the event destroy the Hoosier's composure?
  5. The unusual seizure of the Parisian gown caused great confusion
  6. After much persuasion Mr. Fosher gave his decision as to the cause of the collision.
  7. Shouts of derision followed his evasion of the ex­planation of the intrusion
  8. Unusual provision was made at the menagerie to avoid an explosion
  9. King Midas spent his leisure time in seclusion with his golden treasure
  10. The judge in his decision made prov1s1on for the division of the property.
  11. "Over wealthy in the treasure. Of her own exceeding pleasure.' '