Definition of Chicken Little in English:

Chicken Little

Syllabification: Chick·en Lit·tle


North American
  • An alarmist or doomsayer: my beloved capital sounds more and more these days like a barnyard filled with Chicken Littles
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    • He views these as the squawks of a Chicken Little inciting panic and skepticism.
    • And that's important to know as well, so that we're not in a Chicken Little type situation.
    • These are pathetic reasons for our representatives in Congress to be in a Chicken Little mode.


1990s: from the name of a character in a children's story who repeatedly warns that the sky is falling.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody