cancannoun [ C ]uk /ˈkæn.kæn/ us /ˈkæn.kæn/
Examples from literature
- But, says my friend, ready to surrender, yet taking a last chance, "you told me they were dancing the cancan!"
- In the midst of the uproar, several couples danced the cancan till the chandeliers shook with it.
- They formed up, in perfect silence, in two lines, facing each other between us and the fire, and then the dance—a sort of infernal and fiendish cancan—began.
- Yes, he said, "they're going to dance the cancan—she's going to lead it."