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cock-a-doodle-doo

[ kok-uh-dood-l-doo ]
/ ˈkɒk əˌdud lˈdu /
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interjection
(used as a conventionalized expression to suggest the crowing of a rooster, as in stories for children.)
noun, plural cock-a-doo·dle-doos.
the loud crow of a cock.
Baby Talk. a rooster.
verb (used without object), cock-a-doo·dle-dooed, cock-a-doo·dle-doo·ing.
to crow.
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Origin of cock-a-doodle-doo

First recorded in 1565–75; fanciful imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for cock-a-doodle-doo

cock-a-doodle-doo
/ (ˌkɒkəˌduːdəlˈduː) /

interjection
an imitation or representation of a cock crowing
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