noun Etymology: Middle English Chantecleer, rooster in verse narratives, from Old French Chantecler, rooster in the Roman de Renart Date: 14th century rooster

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  • Chanticleer — Chan ti*cleer (ch[a^]n t[i^]*kl[=e]r), n. [F. Chanteclair, name of the cock in the Roman du Renart (Reynard the Fox); chanter to chant + clair clear. See {Chant}, and {Clear}.] A cock, so called from the clearness or loudness of his voice in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chanticleer — c.1300, from O.Fr. chante cler sing loud (Mod.Fr. Chanteclair), name of the cock in medieval stories of Reynard the Fox; from chanter (see CHANT (Cf. chant)) + cler (see CLEAR (Cf. clear)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • chanticleer — [chan′ti klir΄] n. [ME chauntecler < OFr chante cler, lit., sing loud; name of rooster in the medieval epic “Reynard the Fox”: see CHANT & CLEAR] a rooster: used as a proper name …   English World dictionary

  • chanticleer — noun a rooster or cock … When I did hearThe motley fool thus moral on the time,My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, … …   Wiktionary

  • chanticleer — /chan teuh klear /, n. Now Literary. a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables. Also, chantecler /chan teuh klair /. [1250 1300; ME Chauntecler < OF Chantecler n. use of v. phrase chante cler sing clear. See CHANT, CLEAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • chanticleer — chan·ti·cleer || ‚tʃæntɪ klɪə n. rooster …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chanticleer — [ tʃα:ntɪˌklɪə] noun literary a name given to a domestic cock, especially in fairy tales. Origin ME: from OFr. Chantecler, the name of the cock in the fable Reynard the Fox, from chanter (see chant) + cler clear …   English new terms dictionary

  • chanticleer — n. Cock …   New dictionary of synonyms

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