cockcrow

or cock crow·ing

[ kok-kroh or kok-kroh-ing ]
/ ˈkɒkˌkroʊ or ˈkɒkˌkroʊ ɪŋ /

noun

the time at which a cock characteristically crows; daybreak; dawn.

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Origin of cockcrow

1350–1400; Middle English. See cock1, crow2
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cockcrow

cockcrowing

/ (ˈkɒkˌkrəʊ) /

noun

daybreak
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