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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 months ago

Is the letter "Z" pronounced Zee or Zed?

I've heard both.

And is there a reason for the difference?

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  • HMFan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Both. The English (i.e.—people from England) prefer “zed.” I believe the reason may be for clarification considering that “zee” shares a similar sound to other letters like “bee,” “see,” “dee,” “gee,” “tee,” and “vee.”

  • Den B7
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is pronounced Snxxxxxx.

  • 1 month ago

    "Zed" by the Brits, and "zee" in the US.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You can use both. I do. For example I will say zed for the letter, "zeebra" instead of" "zedbra. Also Zed nation doesn't make much sense, so sounds better if you say Zee nation. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Both used in Britain& US English 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Zed in England where they actually do speak English. Curb is spelled kerb and jail is spelled gaol. Tires are tyres. 

  • L
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Zee.  Zed is probably someone's name.

  • Buzz
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    I think in US it’s Zee, in UK it’s Zed. 

  • Elaine
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    In Canada you will hear both Zed and Zee depending on the area. I am one Canadian who pronounces the letter as Zed. . 

  • 2 months ago

    Zed is a British way of saying the letter Z. Zee is the American way of saying it. 

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