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cannon is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cannon in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and jimmy cannon the great sports writer …”

meanings of cannon


  1. A carom.
  2. A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
  3. A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
  4. An autocannon.
  5. A piece which moves horizontally and vertically like a rook but captures another piece by jumping over a different piece in the line of attack.
  6. A complete assembly, consisting of an artillery tube and a breech mechanism, firing mechanism or base cap, which is a component of a gun, howitzer or mortar. It may include muzzle appendages.
  7. Alternative form of canon (“a large size of type").
  8. The arm of a player that can throw well.
  9. A cannon bit.
  10. A hollow cylindrical piece carried by a revolving shaft, on which it may, however, revolve independently.
  11. Any similar device for shooting material out of a tube.


  1. To play the carom billiard shot. To strike two balls with the cue ball.
  2. To bombard with cannons.
  3. To collide or strike violently, especially so as to glance off or rebound.
  4. To fire something, especially spherical, rapidly.


  1. A surname​.

cannon frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cannon occurs in english on average 5 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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