how to pronounce braces


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the above transcription of braces is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

braces is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of braces in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… million people wear braces many of whom …”

meanings of braces


  1. A pair of straps crossing one's shoulders and extending down to one's trousers, where a clip or button arrangement allows them to affix to the trousers, ensuring that they will not fall off (US: suspenders).
  2. Handcuffs.
  3. A device worn on the teeth to straighten them.
  4. Plural of brace.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of brace.


  1. Plural of Brace.

braces frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word braces occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics braces can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that braces can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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