How is the word `pizza’ pronounced?

The `i’ in the first syllable is like the `ee’ in `feel’, `peel’, and `kneel’. The `zz’ is pronounced like the `ts’ in `beats’, `sheets’, and `meets’, and the final `a’ is like the `a’ in `china’. The main stress is on the first syllable.

Source:  ‘Know Your English’ Series – The Hindu Daily, October 17, 2005.

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