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

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

Oxford dictionary definition of the word poise:

noun
[mass noun]
1graceful and elegant bearing in a person:
poise and good deportment can be cultivated
composure and dignity of manner:
at least he had a moment to think, to recover his poise
2 archaic balance; equilibrium:
the balance has passed the point where the spring is in poise
verb
be or cause to be balanced or suspended:
[no object]:
he poised motionless on his toes
[with object]: figurative
the world was poised between peace and war
(be poised) be ready and prepared to do something:
[with infinitive]:
teachers are poised to resume their attack on government school tests
Origin:
late Middle English (in the sense ‘weight’): from Old French pois, peis (noun), peser (verb), from an alteration of Latin pensum ‘weight’, from the verb pendere ‘weigh’. From the early senses of ‘weight’ and ‘measure of weight’ arose the notion of ‘equal weight, balance’, leading to the extended senses ‘composure’ and ‘elegant bearing’