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chanticleer Syllabification: chan·ti·cleer
Pronunciation: /ˈCHantəˌkli(ə)r/ /ˈSHant-/

Definition of chanticleer in English:


A name given to a rooster, especially in fairy tales.
Example sentences
  • The chanticleer has scratched the eyes of night.
  • I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.


Middle English: from Old French Chantecler, the name of the cock in the fable Reynard the Fox, from chanter 'sing, crow' (see chant) + cler 'clear'.

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