canyon

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noun can·yon \ˈkan-yən\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of canyon

  1. 1 :  a deep narrow valley with steep sides and often with a stream flowing through it

  2. 2 :  something resembling a canyon the city's concrete canyons

Examples of canyon in a Sentence

  1. as the scouts made their way through the canyon, they marveled at the sheer walls of rock on both sides

Origin and Etymology of canyon

American Spanish cañón, probably alteration of obsolete Spanish callón, augmentative of calle street, from Latin callis footpath


First Known Use: 1834


CANYON Defined for English Language Learners

canyon

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noun can·yon \ˈkan-yən\

Definition of canyon for English Language Learners

  • : a deep valley with steep rock sides and often a stream or river flowing through it


CANYON Defined for Kids

canyon

noun can·yon \ˈkan-yən\

Definition of canyon for Students

  1. :  a deep valley with steep sides and often a stream flowing through it



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