[ kan, kanz; French kan ]

  1. a city in SE France, on the Mediterranean Sea: resort; annual film festival.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cannes


/ (kæn, kænz, French kan) /

  1. 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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Cultural definitions for Cannes


[ (kan) ]

Fashionable resort on the French Riviera.

Notes for Cannes

Cannes hosts an annual international film festival.

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