Simple Definition of canned
: preserved in a metal or glass container
: prepared or recorded at an earlier time for use in television, radio, etc.
: not original or special
Full Definition of canned
1 a : prepared or recorded in advance; especially : prepared in standardized form for nonspecific use or wide distribution <canned laughter> <canned music> b : lacking originality or individuality as if mass-produced <canned sales pitch>
2 slang : drunk 1a
Examples of canned
The salesperson kept using the same canned phrases.
<there's a canned quality to the screenplay that reminds you of countless other action movies>
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