how to pronounce mace


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mace is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… mr chauvin points his mace grabs his …”

meanings of mace


  1. An old weight of 57.98 grains.
  2. A ceremonial form of this weapon.
  3. An old money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael.
  4. An officer who carries a mace as an emblem of authority.
  5. A billiard cue.
  6. A heavy fighting club.
  7. A spice obtained from the outer layer of the kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg.
  8. A knobbed mallet used by curriers in dressing leather to make it supple.
  9. Tear gas or pepper spray, especially for personal use.
  10. A long baton used by some drum majors to keep time and lead a marching band. If this baton is referred to as a mace, by convention it has a ceremonial often decorative head, which, if of metal, usually is hollow and sometimes intricately worked.


  1. To spray in defense or attack with mace (pepper spray or tear gas) using a hand-held device.
  2. To hit someone or something with a mace.
  3. To spray a similar noxious chemical in defense or attack using an available hand-held device such as an aerosol spray can.


  1. Alternative letter-case form of mace (tear gas or pepper spray).

mace frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mace occurs in english on average 1.2 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.

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