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

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

Oxford dictionary definition of the word hostage:

a person seized or held as security for the fulfilment of a condition:
they were held hostage by armed rebels

hostage to fortune
an undertaking or remark seen as unwise because it invites trouble or could prove difficult to live up to:
making objectives explicit is to give a hostage to fortune

Middle English: from Old French, based on late Latin obsidatus ‘the state of being a hostage’ (the earliest sense in English), from Latin obses, obsid- ‘hostage’