[ kan, kanz; French kan ]
/ kæn, kænz; French kan /


a city in SE France, on the Mediterranean Sea: resort; annual film festival. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cannes


/ (kæn, kænz, French kan) /


a port and resort in SE France: developed in the 19th century from a fishing village; annual film festival. Pop: 67 304 (1999)
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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.

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Culture definitions for cannes


[ (kan) ]

Fashionable resort on the French Riviera.


Cannes hosts an annual international film festival.
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