how to pronounce cancan


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cancan is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of cancan


  1. A high-kicking chorus line dance originating in France.
  2. A trick where one leg is brought over the seat, so that both legs are on one side.


  1. To dance the cancan.

cancan frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cancan occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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