1. A part song or instrumental composition which starts off with a single voice or instrument on the melody, followed at intervals by the other voices which enter individually and perform exactly the same melody, thus forming a polyphonic harmony out of a simple melody.
2. A term applied to a type of dance where the dancers are in a circle either holding hands or with their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them.
See Also[English] canon
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