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canon is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of canon


  1. The works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic.
  2. A rolled and filleted loin of meat; also called cannon.
  3. A member of a cathedral chapter; one who possesses a prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church.
  4. A catalogue of saints acknowledged and canonized in the Roman Catholic Church.
  5. Those sources, especially including literary works, which are considered part of the main continuity regarding a given fictional universe.
  6. A religious law or body of law decreed by the church.
  7. A eucharistic prayer, particularly the Roman Canon.
  8. A clergy member serving a cathedral or collegiate church.
  9. A piece of music in which the same melody is played by different voices, but beginning at different times; a round.
  10. Alternative letter-case form of canon: a member of a chapter.
  11. A generally accepted principle; a rule.
  12. A rent or stipend payable at some regular time, generally annual, e.g., canon frumentarius.
  13. A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field.
  14. A carom.
  15. Title for a canon.
  16. In monasteries, a book containing the rules of a religious order.
  17. A canon regular, a member of any of several Roman Catholic religious orders.
  18. A large size of type formerly used for printing the church canons, standardized as 48-point.
  19. Alternative spelling of qanun.
  20. The part of a bell by which it is suspended; the ear or shank of a bell.


  1. A surname​.
  2. The Canon of the Mass.

canon frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word canon occurs in english on average 8.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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