owl·​et ˈau̇-lət How to pronounce owlet (audio)
: a small or young owl

Examples of owlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two brother owlets and a female in a separate nest had each lost one of their parents. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Feb. 2024 For several weeks, the owlet would return to Gillard’s home to feed from the roof, where the young Michigander had left food. Susanne Rust, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2023 By mid-April, only one owlet remained. Zachary T. Sampson, Sun Sentinel, 4 Dec. 2022 Another owlet’s body was found shortly after. Anjali Huynh, BostonGlobe.com, 16 June 2022 Wallace’s owlet is named after a naturalist who frequently used the n-word in his writings. Dino Grandoni, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Mar. 2023 The group long ago stopped trying to catch the last owlet. Zachary T. Sampson, Sun Sentinel, 4 Dec. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of owlet was in 1542

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“Owlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/owlet. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


owl·​et ˈau̇-lət How to pronounce owlet (audio)
: a young or small owl
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