noun . Now Literary a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables.
chan·te·cler [ chan-t uh-klair] /ˈtʃæn təˌklɛər/
Origin of chanticleer 1250–1300; Middle English Chauntecler
Old French Chantecler
noun use of verb phrase
sing clear. See
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for chanticleer Historical Examples of chanticleer
Once down, however, he shook his fluttered plumes, and crowed like any
chanticleer so crouse on his own dung-hill, as Johnny Darbyshire was in his own house.
I never heard that
Chanticleer was a pattern of fatherly devotion.
The exciting cause of the professor's outburst was an attempt to get from his class some information about
You might not get the answer you were looking for, but you could not get a foolish answer, if you asked him of
Chanticleer. British Dictionary definitions for chanticleer chanticleer chantecler ( ˌtʃæntɪˈklɛə) noun a name for a cock, used esp in fables Word Origin for chanticleer
C13: from Old French
Chantecler, from chanter cler to sing clearly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for chanticleer n.
"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.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper