Chanticleer

[tʃ_ˌa_n_t_ɪ_k_l_ˈiə], [t͡ʃˌantɪklˈi͡ə], [t‍ʃˌantɪklˈi‍ə]

Definitions of Chanticleer:

  1.   A cock.
  2.   A crowing cock.
  3.   A cock, from the loudness and clearness of his tones.
  4.   A cock, so called from the clearness or loudness of his voice in crowing.

Usage examples for Chanticleer:

  1. There he consulted several books of ancient chivalry, of which he was exceedingly fond, and found that, on every occasion on which this oath had been used, Chanticleer had always crowed a second time. ” – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  2. In the midst of these distressful sensations the far- off crow of some vigilant chanticleer assured her that the short summer night was wearing away and relief was at hand. ” – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  3. When I looked forth upon this moving scene my lungs began to " crow like chanticleer – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  4. Whereat I laughed Like chanticleer the name of hope to hear Thus strike upon my ear profane, as if A jest it were, or prattle of a child Just weaned. ” – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  5. In this melancholy situation he was found by the farmer, who instantly killed the snake, and set chanticleer at liberty. ” – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  6. And you, Maman Vacher- What was the price of that chanticleer of yours? ” – Merry-Garden and Other Stories by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  7. And he gazed at the sickle with its flaming letters until such time as My Lord Chanticleer called his hens awake. ” – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  8. This, of course, ended all idea of that young chanticleer being my Romeo; and yet the young rascal was, or fancied he was, over head and ears in love at this very time, and an exquisite sketch Hayter had just made of him might with the utmost propriety have been sent to the exhibition with no other title than " Portrait of a Lover." ” – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  9. We could see dear old Mary Flannagan's red head as we put foot on the pier and as soon as she saw us she began to crow like chanticleer – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  10. Perhaps the next best tale is the merry story of Chanticleer and the Fox. ” – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  11. Next morning chanticleer instead of rousing the place with his lusty crow, made an effort at honking that could not be heard a stone's throw away, and so the whole farm overslept. ” – The Little Brown Hen Hears the Song of the Nightingale & The Golden Harvest by Jasmine Stone Van Dresser
  12. The chirping of various birds, the crowing of the chanticleer the mewing of cats, the barking of dogs were all imitated and the audience was delighted. ” – Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  13. The day is noisy enough, but at night, what with dogs baying the moon, and the nightjars calling, when owls do cry-" " When owls do cry-" "- and the earnest but mistaken chanticleer they have a rotten time. ” – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  14. Now, by the beard of Nassau, what joke is Chanticleer playing us now? ” – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  15. “ I do like to see a tall proud chanticleer strutting in the yard and barely giving way as I advance, almost ready to do battle with a stranger like a mastiff. ” – Hospital Sketches by Robert Swain Peabody
  16. “ Pinckney and Wise, are now found to be wholly at fault, and the chanticleer rhetoric of Messrs. ” – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  17. M. Dupin leapt up, snapped his bony fingers triumphantly; then, thrusting his hands beneath his coat- tails and clasping them, strode to and fro in front of the Major, for all the world like a long- legged chanticleer – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  18. As they emerged from the prison that had so long confined them, a cool morning zephyr swept their faces, bringing with it once more the well- known voice of distant chanticleer – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye

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