cock-a-doodle-doo
cock-a-doodle-doo cock-a-doodle-doo n. the crowing sound made by a rooster. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • cock-a-doodle-doo — [käk΄ə do͞od΄ l do͞o′] n. [echoic] a conventionalized term for the crow of a rooster …   English World dictionary

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — 1570s, imitative; Cf. Fr. cocorico, Ger. kikeriki, L. cucurire, Rus. kikareku, Vietnamese cuc cu, Arabic ko ko, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cock a doodle doo — For the sound a rooster makes, see Rooster. For the Herman Melville short story, see Cock A Doodle Doo!. Cock a doodle doo Roud #3464 Written by Traditional Published 1765 Written England Language English Form Nursery rhyme …   Wikipedia

  • Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! — For the nursery rhyme, see Cock A Doodle Doo. Cock A Doodle Doo! or, The Crowing of the Nobel Cock Beneventano   Author(s) …   Wikipedia

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — UK [ˌkɒkə ˌduːd(ə)l ˈduː] / US [ˌkɑkəˌdud(ə)lˈdu] noun [countable] Word forms cock a doodle doo : singular cock a doodle doo plural cock doodle doos the loud sound that a cock (= male chicken) makes …   English dictionary

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — /kok euh doohd l dooh /, interj., n., pl. cock a doodle doos, v., cock a doodle dooed, cock a doodle dooing. interj. 1. (used as a conventionalized expression to suggest the crowing of a rooster, as in stories for children.) n. 2. the loud crow… …   Universalium

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — /ˌkɒk ə dudl ˈdu/ (say .kok uh doohdl dooh) noun (plural cock a doodle doos) 1. the sound of the crowing of a cock. –verb (i) (cock a doodle dooed, cock a doodle dooing) 2. to crow …   Australian English dictionary

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — cock a doo|dle doo [ ,kakə,dudl du ] noun count the loud sound that a COCK (=male chicken) makes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — cock a doo•dle doo [[t]ˈkɒk əˌdud lˈdu[/t]] interj. anb (used, esp. in children s stories, to suggest the crowing of a rooster.) • Etymology: 1565–75; imit …   From formal English to slang

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — cock a doo|dle doo [ˌkɔk ə ˌdu:dl ˈdu: US ˌka:k ] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] the loud sound made by an adult male chicken …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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