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The loud shrill sound made by a cockerel; crowing; (in extended use) any sound resembling this.
That crows. Also of a sound, voice, etc.: resembling the crow of a cockerel; loud and shrill.
Mid 17th century. From chanticleer + -ing<br>late 18th century. From chanticleer + -ing.
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