[ chan-tuh-kleer ]
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nounNow Literary.
  1. a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables.

Origin of chanticleer

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English Chauntecler, from Old French Chantecler noun use of verb phrase chante cler “sing clear.” See chant, clear
  • Also chan·te·cler [chan-tuh-klair]. /ˈtʃæn təˌklɛər/.

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British Dictionary definitions for chanticleer


chantecler (ˌtʃæntɪˈklɛə)

/ (ˌtʃæntɪˈklɪə) /

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

Origin of chanticleer

C13: from Old French Chantecler, from chanter cler to sing clearly

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