z as in zip

CVCWith adjacent consonantsWith consonant digraphsWith split vowel/silent final e spellingPolysyllabic wordsSuffix -ize or -yze (US spelling)Rarely at word endings after “short” vowels
zag
zap
Zeb
Zen
zig-zag
zip
zit
zaps
zest
zinc
zips
zits
zack
zilch
amaze
blaze
cloze
craze
daze
doze
faze
froze
gaze
glaze
graze
haze
laze
maze
prize
raze
size
dozen
freezer
lazy
lizard
magazine
razor
wizard
zany
zapped
zealous
zebra
Zelda
zero
zillion
zinc
zing
zinnia
zipper
zippy
zodiac
Zoe
zombie
zone
zoo
zoom
Zorro
analyze
apologize
authorize
baptize
breathalyze
catalyze
capitalize
categorize
centralize
characterize
colonize
conceptualize
criticize
crystallize
demoralize
dialyze
electrolyze
emphasize
equalize
finalize
formalize
galvanize
generalize
hydrolyze
jeopardize
localize
marginalize
materialize
maximize
memorize
mesmerize
minimize
mobilize
modernize
monopolize
neutralize
optimize
organize
paralyze
polarize
privatize
publicize
rationalize
realize
recognize
reorganize
revitalize
revolutionize
scrutinize
socialize
specialize
stabilize
standardize
subsidize
summarize
symbolize
sympathize
synthesize
utilize
visualize
UK English typically spells these words with -ise, see Column 3 of this list.
biz
coz (slang)
fez (also fes)
phiz
prez
quiz
showbiz
topaz
whiz (US)

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