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canon -- as in: played a canon
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as in: played a canon Define
a melody that, after a short interval, is exactly repeated by a different instrument or voice to create competing melodic lines (a strict counterpoint)
  • Pachelbel’s Canon in D is the most relaxing music I know.
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To see samples using other meanings of canon, click a word sense below:
as in: a canonical requirement Define
an official or established rule or principle; or a collection of such rules or principles (often in reference to rules or principles of a church)
as in: the Shakespearean canon Define
an authoritative list of works or people -- such as the complete works of an author or the saints of the Roman Catholic Church
as in: played a canon Define
a melody that, after a short interval, is exactly repeated by a different instrument or voice to create competing melodic lines (a strict counterpoint)
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