Definition of cockcrow in English:

cockcrow

noun

literary
  • Dawn.

    ‘the hour of cockcrow was still far off’
    • ‘He farms, gets up at cockcrow for milking and still manages to run the award winning farm B & B with his wife and three sons.’
    • ‘The second son of a police chief, his duties began at cockcrow and included a strict daily fitness regime devised by his disciplinarian father.’
    • ‘Well, you'll have to show up at cockcrow tomorrow.’
    • ‘Indian boys play with makeshift bats and balls from cockcrow to nightfall.’
    dawn, daybreak, break of day, crack of dawn, sunrise, first light, first thing in the morning, early morning
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Pronunciation

cockcrow

/ˈkɑkˌkroʊ//ˈkäkˌkrō/