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Definition of "kanun" []

  • Alternative form of kanoon. (noun)

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Use "kanun" in a sentence
  • "That experience seems to have primed him to find pathways to many other styles, and on his three previous albums with Doumbia they've pulled off daring fusions -- like funking up the circular Malian blues popularized by Ali Farka Toure with an arsenal of instruments from around the world, including horns, tabla, violin, the sweet-voiced Portuguese cavaquinho, and the Arabic zither called the kanun -- but their current record, Dimanche a Bamako (Nonesuch), tops them all."
  • "4 Even the English word 'canon' comes from the Arabic word kanun meaning 'law' or"
  • "Uri Shalin's piano contribution on "I and You" sturdily lifts this already beautiful melody, while Tamar Pinarbasi's kanun is splendid on the rhythmic "To A Lady In A Dream.""