X is the twenty-fourth and third-to-last letter in the English alphabet. It is a consonant.
Consonants are the letters that are produced by stopping the letter from flowing easily.
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The Letter X: Sounds
The letter X has three sounds:
Sound 1: /ks/
'x' at the end of words sound /ks/:
Sound 2: /ɡz/
'x' in the middle of words also sounds /gz/:
Sound 3: /z/
'x' at the beginning of words sounds /z/:
'x' in the French loanword
The Letter X: Multigraphs
'X' can be combined with other letters, mainly consonants.
'xh' sounds /gz/, in other words 'h' is silent /∅/:
'xious' sounds /kʃəs/:
'xual' at the end of the word
'xu' sounds /kʃə/ in the middle of the word
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