canned

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adjective \ˈkand\

Definition of canned

  1. 1 a :  prepared or recorded in advance; especially :  prepared in standardized form for nonspecific use or wide distribution <canned laughter> <canned music> b :  lacking originality or individuality as if mass-produced <canned sales pitch>

  2. 2 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>

1904

First Known Use of canned

1904


CANNED Defined for English Language Learners

canned

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adjective \ˈkand\

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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