canned

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adjective \ˈkand\

Definition of canned

  1. 1 :  preserved in a sealed can or jar canned peaches canned pumpkin

  2. 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. 3 slang :  drunk 1a

Examples of canned in a Sentence

  1. The salesperson kept using the same canned phrases.

  2. there's a canned quality to the screenplay that reminds you of countless other action movies

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First Known Use of canned

1859


CANNED Defined for English Language Learners

canned

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adjective

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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