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Pronunciation of Canon: Learn how to pronounce Canon in English correctly

Learn how to say Canon correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word canon:

noun
1a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged:
the appointment violated the canons of fair play and equal opportunity
a Church decree or law:
a set of ecclesiastical canons
[mass noun]:
legislation which enables the Church of England General Synod to provide by canon for women to be ordained
2a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine:
the biblical canon
the works of a particular author or artist that are recognized as genuine:
the Shakespeare canon
the list of works considered to be permanently established as being of the highest quality:
Hopkins was firmly established in the canon of English poetry
3 (also canon of the Mass) (in the Roman Catholic Church) the part of the Mass containing the words of consecration.
4 Music a piece in which the same melody is begun in different parts successively, so that the imitations overlap:
the very simple rhythmic structure of this double canon
[mass noun]:
two quartets sing in close canon throughout
Phrases
in canon
Music with different parts successively beginning the same melody.
Origin:
Old English: from Latin, from Greek kan┼Źn ‘rule’, reinforced in Middle English by Old French canon