Cannes

Cannes

[kan, kanz; French kan]
noun
a city in SE France, on the Mediterranean Sea: resort; annual film festival.
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Cannes (kæn, kænz, French kan)
 
n
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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Cannes
city on the Fr. Riviera, perhaps from a pre-IE word *kan, meaning "height." The film festival dates from 1946.
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Cannes [(kan)]

Fashionable resort on the French Riviera.

Note: Cannes hosts an annual international film festival.
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