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canyon

noun can·yon \ˈkan-yən\

Simple Definition of canyon

  • : a deep valley with steep rock sides and often a stream or river flowing through it

Full Definition of canyon

  1. 1 :  a deep narrow valley with steep sides and often with a stream flowing through it

  2. 2 :  something resembling a canyon <the city's concrete canyons>

Examples of canyon

  1. <as the scouts made their way through the canyon, they marveled at the sheer walls of rock on both sides>



Variants of canyon

also ca·ñon \ˈkan-yən\

Origin of canyon

American Spanish cañón, probably alteration of obsolete Spanish callón, augmentative of calle street, from Latin callis footpath


First Known Use: 1834

Rhymes with canyon


CANYON Defined for Kids

canyon

noun can·yon \ˈkan-yən\

Definition of canyon

  1. :  a deep valley with steep sides and often a stream flowing through it





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