1. canyon

noun. ['ˈkænjən'] a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall.


  • canon
  • ravine


  • cañón (Spanish)

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Rhymes with Canyon

  • companion
  • obanion
  • o'banion
  • branyon
  • mannion
  • lanyon
  • gagnon
  • canion
  • banyan

How do you pronounce canyon?

Pronounce canyon as ˈkænjən.

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Sentences with canyon

1. Noun, singular or mass
Two-, three- and four-bedroom luxury cabins on the canyon rim have full kitchens and hot tubs.

Quotes about canyon

1. The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.
- John Wesley Powell

2. Yet even in the loneliness of the canyon I knew there were others like me who had brothers they did not understand but wanted to help. We are probably those referred to as "our brother's keepers,"possessed of one of the oldest and possible one of the most futile and certainly one of the most haunting instincts. It will not let us go.
- Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

3. It has been well said that an author who expects results from a first novel is in a position similar to that of a man who drops a rose petal down the Grand Canyon of Arizona and listens for the echo.
- P.G. Wodehouse, Cocktail Time