owl·​et | \ ˈau̇-lət How to pronounce owlet (audio) \

Definition of owlet

: a small or young owl

Examples of owlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rescuers found the owlet on the ground, unable to fly. Giovana Gelhoren, PEOPLE.com, 8 Apr. 2022 The owlet also returned to two adorable siblings, who were also seen snuggled in the nest in photos shared by the LAFD. Hattie Lindert, PEOPLE.com, 13 Apr. 2022 In one case an owlet landed on the house's deck as four adults sat outside in the evening. Val Cunningham Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 12 Jan. 2021 Two owlets and their mother in a nest filmed by Arizona Game and Fish Department's live camera at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in southeast Arizona. Erin Stone, azcentral, 23 Apr. 2020 Occupying a couple groups of 75-foot tall trees are two adult great horned owls, and their three owlets. Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2020 Arizona Game and Fish: Watch bald eagles, bats, a great horned owl with owlets and more at azgfd.com/wildlife/viewing/webcamlist. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, 6 Apr. 2020 Her neighbor, Laura Mikulski, took the owlet on Monday to Morrison Animal Hospital in Garden City. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, 3 May 2018 Meanwhile, the owlets are growing up and starting to find their wings. Saryn Chorney, ajc, 3 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of owlet

1542, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2022

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“Owlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/owlet. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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owl·​et | \ ˈau̇-lət How to pronounce owlet (audio) \

Kids Definition of owlet

: a young or small owl


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