noun Now Literary.
Examples from the Web for chanticleer
Early in the morning the voice of the chanticleer is heard greeting the dawn.Jean Francois Millet|Estelle M. Hurll
"I will certainly leave your party if you wish me to, Mrs. Chanticleer," I said.Upsidonia|Archibald Marshall
"You had much better go with us, Chanticleer," said the ass.Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm|Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
He observed in the words of his favourite poet, that, my lungs did crow like chanticleer, and I did laugh sans intermission.Tales of the Wonder Club|M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
This gave our cabin quite a chanticleer sort of comb along its top, and added to the picturesqueness of its appearance.The Desert Home|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for chanticleer
Word Origin for chanticleer
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.)).