Definition of canned in English:

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Pronunciation: /kand/


1(Of food or drink) preserved or supplied in a sealed can: canned beans
More example sentences
  • Walk through your local supermarket, and you'll find it in breakfast cereals, canned drinks, processed foods of every sort.
  • The growing use of instant pudding, instant drinks, snack foods, and canned soups reflects growing time constraints.
  • All contributions are gratefully accepted - used clothes, toys, canned food, medical supplies, school equipment.
2 informal, often derogatory (Of music, laughter, or applause) prerecorded and therefore considered to be lacking in freshness and spontaneity.
Example sentences
  • Upon her arrival home she was greeted by the sound of canned laughter floating out of the den.
  • To be honest, I preferred the live music, even though it made conversation near-impossible, to the canned music which I found too loud and too intrusive.
  • However, it is important that people should be aware that the proposed bill only applies to live entertainment and not to canned music, which could easily be used more often.

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Syllabification: canned

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