braces

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English[edit]

a girl in braces

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹeɪsɪz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪsɪz

Noun[edit]

braces

  1. plural of brace

Noun[edit]

braces pl (plural only)

  1. (orthodontics) A device worn on the teeth to straighten them.
    Susy has to go to the dentist to see if she needs braces.
  2. (dated) Handcuffs.
    We put that villain in braces.
  3. (Britain) A pair of straps crossing one's shoulders and extending down to one's trousers, where a clip or button arrangement allows them to affix to the trousers, ensuring that they will not fall off.
    Synonym: (US) suspenders

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Verb[edit]

braces

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative of brace

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Catalan[edit]

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Noun[edit]

braces

  1. plural of braça

Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

braces

  1. plural of braç