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
Grogan, a Reno resident who was previously a longtime Lake Tahoe resident, had the inside of her car destroyed by a wandering young bear curious about the scent of the canned fish, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune.
Wisconsin already allows the sale of other homemade foods, including maple syrup, jams, pickles and other canned goods, as well as raw apple cider, CBS affiliate WISC reports.
The dialogue can occasionally feel a bit canned, as if lifted from a lesser sitcom, and the author overplays the scenes of his narrator as a feckless, self-loathing alcoholic, endlessly recycling glimpses of him drunk, drying out and drunk again.
In those days, Mr. Michael would dress as Santa Claus for an annual canned food drive and toy delivery.
Canned items, while not explicitly prohibited, will most likely result in additional screening, and may not be allowed through security.
Other precautionary measures include properly cooking, cleaning and chilling food, and avoiding canned food with bulges or cracks, the CDC says.
Registration is a canned food donation for the Meridian Food Bank.
Now, the label named after Sofia Coppola is expanding its offerings with a new canned bubbly: a brut rosé.
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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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