how to pronounce canvass


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canvass is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… world canvass I mean I can tell you what …”

meanings of canvass


  1. To toss in a canvas sheet; to thrash, beat.
  2. To conduct a survey.
  3. To campaign.
  4. To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize.
  5. To examine by discussion; to debate.
  6. To solicit voters, opinions, etc. from; to go through, with personal solicitation or public addresses. to canvass a district for votes; to canvass a city for subscriptions.


  1. A solicitation of voters or public opinion.
  2. Archaic form of canvas.
  3. A tally, audit and certification of votes.

canvass frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word canvass occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

topics canvass can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that canvass can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with canvass


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