Definition of canned
1 : preserved in a sealed can or jar canned peaches canned pumpkin
2a : prepared or recorded in advance; especially : prepared in standardized form for nonspecific use or wide distribution canned laughter canned musicb : lacking originality or individuality as if mass-produced a canned speech
3 slang : drunk 1a
Examples of canned in a sentence
The salesperson kept using the same canned phrases.
there's a canned quality to the screenplay that reminds you of countless other action movies
First Known Use of canned
CANNED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of canned for English Language Learners
: preserved in a metal or glass container
: prepared or recorded at an earlier time for use in television, radio, etc.
: not original or special
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