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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan]
    • /fæn/
    • /ˈfænə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan]
    • /fæn/

Definitions of fanner word

  • noun fanner any device for producing a current of air by the movement of a broad surface or a number of such surfaces. 1
  • noun fanner an implement of feathers, leaves, paper, cloth, etc., often in the shape of a long triangle or of a semicircle, for waving lightly in the hand to create a cooling current of air about a person: We sat on the veranda, cooling ourselves with palm-leaf fans. 1
  • noun fanner anything resembling such an implement, as the tail of a bird. 1
  • noun fanner any of various devices consisting essentially of a series of radiating vanes or blades attached to and revolving with a central hublike portion to produce a current of air: ceiling fan; wall fan. 1
  • noun fanner a series of revolving blades supplying air for winnowing or cleaning grain. 1
  • noun fanner Horology. fly1 (def 28). 1

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Origin of fanner

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, Old English fann < Latin vannus winnowing basket

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Parts of speech for Fanner


fanner popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fanner usage trend in Literature

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