[ chan-tuh-kleer ]
/ ˈtʃæn təˌklɪər /

noun Now Literary.

a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables.
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. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for chanticleer


chantecler (ˌtʃæntɪˈklɛə)

/ (ˌtʃæntɪˈklɪə) /


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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