Braces, brackets, and parentheses
The following terminology is used in American English (British English may be different.)
Braces ("curly braces")
Braces are used to group statements and declarations.
The contents of a class or interface are enclosed in braces.
Method bodies and constructor bodies are enclosed in braces.
Braces are used to group the statements in an
ifstatement, a loop, or other control structures.
Brackets ("square brackets")
Brackets are used to index into an array.