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close vs. close (pronunciation)

Say it with a /zzzzz/ /kləʊz/ When “close” means the opposite of “open”, as to open and close something, please pronounce the “s” as a “z”. For example, a closed [z] door. Say it with an /ssssss/ /kləʊs/ When “close” refers to a distance, either in the concrete sense (as meters, kilometers…) or in a less easily defined notions of space and time (relationships, position), pronounce … Continue reading close vs. close (pronunciation) »