ca·​non·​ic | \ kə-ˈnä-nik How to pronounce canonic (audio) \

Definition of canonic

1 : canonical
2 : of or relating to musical canon

Examples of canonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the amps trailed behind him, the music echoed off the banks of the canal and nearby buildings, giving hints of canonic motion. New York Times, "A Musical Solstice Spectacle Sprawls Across New York," 22 June 2018 In addition to giving numerous first Cleveland performances of works by canonic composers, the orchestra also will introduce several newer musical authors, including a new Composer in Residence, Bernd Richard Deutsch. Zachary Lewis,, "Cleveland Orchestra stocks 2018-19 season with new, unusual and ambitious music (photos)," 2 Nov. 2017 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been devoting a disproportionate amount of the subscription season’s programming to canonic repertory regular attendees have heard many times over. John Von Rhein,, "Blomstedt brought a too-familiar bit of CSO repertory to life," 2 Mar. 2018 Lovers of Shakespeare and Moliere and other canonic favorites await the arrival of his seasonal menus with the anticipation of discerning foodies. Andrea Simakis,, "Great Lakes Theater's 2018-19 season to showcase powerful women, from 'Pride and Prejudice' to 'Mama Mia!' (preview)," 4 Feb. 2018 Before this week’s rehearsals, Nally described the music as highly canonic — looking back to composition techniques from the time of J.S. Bach. David Patrick Stearns,, "For an edgy treat, catch the Crossing's 'Month of Moderns' finale," 27 June 2017

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First Known Use of canonic

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Canonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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