New Word #18: The Wonderful “ZZ”

Whenever I see a word with “zz”, I start to imagine the sizzling sound of barbecuing, the fizzing sound of a bubbling beer, and the buzzing sound of an insect. The word comes with its own sound effect, which makes it easy to remember and interesting to reflect upon, although I have to say I haven’t used “zz” words very often. I am lazy to use new words, often staying and repeating the familiar ones, out of habit.

My favorite word among the list is pizzazz, which sounds and spell like a pizza but is not food related. I wonder whether pizzazz is used on theatrical personality of a performer exclusively…

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abuzz: filled with a continuous humming sound.

buzz: a low, continuous humming or murmuring sound, made by or similar to that made by an insect.

fizz: (of a liquid) produce bubbles of gas and make a hissing sound.

fuzz: a fluffy or frizzy mass of hair or fiber.

frizz: form (hair) into a mass of small, tight curls or tufts.

muzz: a muddle or blur.

pizza: a savory dish of Italian origin.

pizzazz: an attractive combination of vitality and glamour.

whizz or wizz or wiz: to move or do something very fast

33 thoughts on “New Word #18: The Wonderful “ZZ”

    1. I thought it was “za” until being corrected by one or two “language police” around me. LOL. Hi, Canadians have a point with pizza and “za”.


  1. Pizzazz is also used to show excitement, such as
    “The extra pepperoni gave the pizza some pizzazz.”
    abuzz can also be useful for excitement or even other things, “The town was abuzz with the story about the Thiel boy and what he did with his car last Saturday.” “The first night, opening night crowd was abuzz with excited chit-chat about what the show would really be like.”

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