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Pronunciation of Braces: Learn how to pronounce Braces in English correctly

Learn how to say Braces correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word brace:

noun
1a device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support:
a neck brace
a strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry.
(also braces) a wire device fitted in the mouth to straighten the teeth.
(also brace and bit) a drilling tool with a crank handle and a socket to hold a bit.
a rope attached to the yard of a ship for trimming the sail.
2 (braces) British a pair of straps that pass over the shoulders and fasten to the top of trousers at the front and back to hold them up.
3 (plural same) a pair of something, typically of birds or mammals killed in hunting:
thirty brace of grouse
4 Printing either of the two marks { and }, used either to indicate that two or more items on one side have the same relationship as each other to the single item to which the other side points, or in pairs to show that words between them are connected.
Music a similar mark connecting staves to be performed at the same time.
verb
[with object] make (a structure) stronger or firmer with wood, iron, or other forms of support:
the posts were braced by lengths of timber
press (one’s body or part of one’s body) firmly against something in order to stay balanced:
she braced her feet against a projecting shelf
he stood with legs braced
prepare (someone) for something difficult or unpleasant:
both stations are bracing themselves for job losses