cancelling cancelling  /ˈkæn sə lɪŋ/


  1. (n) a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  2. (v) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
  3. (v) make up for
  4. (v) declare null and void; make ineffective
  5. (v) remove or make invisible
  6. (v) make invalid for use

Derived Word(s)


  1. France's highest court of appeal, the Cour de Cessation, has reproduced the self-cancelling black box as law.
  2. I'm still holding grudges against CBS for cancelling Moonlight and recancelling Jericho, the CW for cancelling Veronica Mars, and FOX for cancelling Firefly back in the day.
  3. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California backed away from the idea of cancelling the August recess.


  1. Merkel ally admits mistakes on drones but refuses to step down

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, admitted mistakes on Monday in his handling of a botched deal for reconnaissance drones but said these shortcomings were no reason to resign. The minister has come under pressure since cancelling plans to purchase four costly Euro Hawk drones last month. The center-left opposition has seized ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Wildfire smoke health alert cancelled

    Officials are cancelling the health alert due to wildfire smoke that was issued on June 8th.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque

  3. Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones can block out the world… or not. Your choice.

    Over the years, Bose has had their detractors, but they have also made some darn good products, such as the QuietComfort Noise Cancelling headphones and the SoundDock speakers. They have just introduced the new QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones. These are Bose’s first in-ear headphones with active noise canceling. Bose says these can lock [...]
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Gadgeteer


  1. "For the past 18 months Dr Haneef's lawyers and some other commentators have suggested that in cancelling the temporary work visa of Dr Haneef I had acted improperly as part of a government conspiracy to detain him," Mr Andrews said in a...
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Kevin Andrews Source: The Age

  2. "The main concern is getting the engines back because they have to be worked on," Ecclestone said. "But I am sure everything will be all right. There is no question of cancelling the Spanish Grand Prix. Of course, it is causing everybody...
    on Apr 18, 2010 By: Bernie Ecclestone Source: Times Online

  3. The 31-year-old said: "People are cancelling tours all over the place. It's a very expensive thing to get even a well-known band on the road."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Del Marquis Source: Daily Star

Word of the Day
repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /