how to pronounce poise


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poise is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… moral and full of calm inner poise ripe …”

meanings of poise


  1. Composure; freedom from embarrassment or affectation.
  2. A CGS unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimetre.
  3. A condition of hovering, or being suspended.
  4. Weight; an amount of weight, the amount something weighs.
  5. Mien; bearing or deportment of the head or body.
  6. A state of balance, equilibrium or stability.
  7. That which causes a balance; a counterweight.
  8. The weight, or mass of metal, used in weighing, to balance the substance weighed.


  1. To hang in equilibrium; to be balanced or suspended; hence, to be in suspense or doubt.
  2. To hold (something) with or against something else in equilibrium; to balance, counterpose.
  3. To ascertain, as if by balancing; to weigh.
  4. To counterpoise; to counterbalance.
  5. To keep (something) in equilibrium; to hold suspended or balanced.
  6. To hold (something) in equilibrium, to hold balanced and ready; to carry (something) ready to be used.
  7. To be of a given weight; to weigh.
  8. To add weight to, to weigh down.

poise frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word poise occurs in english on average 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 poise 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 poise can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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