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Also chan·te·cler [chan-tuh-klair] /ˈtʃæn təˌklɛər/.

Origin of chanticleer

1250–1300; Middle English Chauntecler < Old French Chantecler noun use of verb phrase chante cler sing clear. See chant, clear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for chanticleer

chicken, cock-a-doodle-doo, cockerel, capon, chanticleer, cockalorum

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chantecler (ˌtʃæntɪˈklɛə)

  1. a name for a cock, used esp in fables

Word Origin for chanticleer

C13: from Old French Chantecler, from chanter cler to sing clearly
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Word Origin and History for chanticleer

"a cock," c.1300, from Old French Chantecler "sing-loud" (Modern French Chanteclair), name of the cock in medieval stories of Reynard the Fox; from chanter "to sing" (see chant (v.)) + cler (see clear (adj.)).

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