zzz

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (as spelled) IPA(key): /zː/
  • (imitation of snoring) IPA(key): /ʩ/
  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

Supposed to represent the sound of snoring.

Interjection[edit]

zzz

  1. Implies that a particular character is asleep.

Verb[edit]

zzz (third-person singular simple present zzzs, present participle zzzing, simple past and past participle zzzed)

  1. To sleep.
    • H. G. Wells
      He lay back on his pillow, made a faint zzzing sound that ceased, and presently and quite quietly he died — greatly comforted by my assurance.
    • 1996, Charlotte Abrams, The Silents[1], page 42:
      He zzzed for a long time, bobbing back and forth, and then he let us go, pointing to two empty seats across the aisle and motioning for us to sit down.

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