Quiz - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kwɪz|  American pronunciation of the word quiz
Brit.  |kwɪz|  British pronunciation of the word quiz


- an examination consisting of a few short questions


- examine someone's knowledge of something(syn: test)


The teacher gave us a quiz on the material we studied yesterday.

...quickly quizzed her about the assignment before heading off to class...

...hated the way those relatives would quiz me about my partner and our living arrangements...

The police quizzed the neighbours about the incident.

I get fed up with television quiz shows.

a love quiz in a magazine

a quiz night held in the local pub

Four men have been quizzed about the murder, but no one has yet been charged.

They quizzed me on my involvement in the scheme.

We got quizzed on French irregular verbs

The teacher sprang a surprise on us and gave a pop quiz.

...candidates for the quiz show must complete the qualifying test within a given amount of time...

Can I sneak a peek at your quiz answers?

Julie's captain of the quiz team.

The first five questions in the quiz were about football, which was meat and drink to Brian.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: quiz
he/she/it: quizzes
present participle: quizzing
past tense: quizzed
past participle: quizzed
singular: quiz
plural: quizzes
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