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
Recent Examples of canned from the Web
Before the movie begins at 9 p.m.,enjoy local bands and bites from local food trucks and beer, wineand canned margaritas are available at Crown Center Square.
The beverage, with its signature pink straw that comes attached, still makes headlines as a top pick for canned bubbly.
Drain canned fruit on paper towels before using; toss fresh fruit with a sprinkling of sugar.
My grandfather, Edward George Ernst, was likely with her, drinking a canned Sterling beer.
The flavor infuses its signature creamy base with Scribe Winery's canned rosé, Una Lou Rosé.
For example, fans can bring in three canned goods for Feed Our Children Now and receive an express entry pass.
This was just a canned E3 demo, though, and the actual car handling felt good.
The center is asking for nonperishable items such as canned goods, dry pastas and instant noodles.
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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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