- a city in SE France, on the Mediterranean Sea: resort; annual film festival.
Examples from the Web for cannes
They include “The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell” painted in 1932 and “The Harbour, Cannes,” painted circa 1933.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block
December 8, 2014
Spall was rewarded for his hard work with the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood
October 14, 2014
It was an official selection for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.Watch This Amazing Ode to Marriage Equality, by Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco
September 21, 2014
I heard the question right: Cannes is famous for its film festival, but also has a yachting festival in September.
Cannes, it would seem, still embodies the free spirit that has long drawn artists to the south.
He could almost understand why Tom had wept between Cannes and Nice.A Great Man
Will your cousin come south this year, to that beautiful villa of his at Cannes?The Arrow of Gold
She wondered less, and envied them less, after she had seen them at Cannes.The Letter of the Contract
"I'll drive you to Cannes like a shot," Richard assented heartily.
Then they re-entered the car, lit up, and glided off on the road for Cannes.
- a port and resort in SE France: developed in the 19th century from a fishing village; annual film festival. Pop: 67 304 (1999)
Word Origin and History for cannes
city on the French Riviera, perhaps from a pre-Indo-European word *kan, meaning "height." The film festival dates from 1946.
Fashionable resort on the French Riviera.