- a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables.
Also chan·te·cler [chan-tuh-klair] /ˈtʃæn təˌklɛər/.
Origin of chanticleer
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Examples from the Web for chanticleer
Once down, however, he shook his fluttered plumes, and crowed like any chanticleer.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
Never was chanticleer so crouse on his own dung-hill, as Johnny Darbyshire was in his own house.Stories of Comedy
I never heard that Chanticleer was a pattern of fatherly devotion.A Little Girl in Old St. Louis
Amanda Minnie Douglas
The exciting cause of the professor's outburst was an attempt to get from his class some information about Chanticleer.
You might not get the answer you were looking for, but you could not get a foolish answer, if you asked him of Chanticleer.
- a name for a cock, used esp in fables
C13: from Old French Chantecler, from chanter cler to sing clearly
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Word Origin and History for chanticleer
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