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as in:  played a canon

Pachelbel’s Canon in D is the most relaxing music I know.
  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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Do not confuse canon with cannon (a large gun).

Canon has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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