owlet

noun
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 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, "Couple had a front row seat watching barred owlets grow up," 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, "What's that owl doing? Wildlife cams offer a link to the wild for Arizonans at home," 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, "Family of owls in Shorewood spreads joy during coronavirus pandemic," 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, "Waiting out coronavirus: Virtual tours will stoke your sense of adventure. How to tune in," 6 Apr. 2020 Her neighbor, Laura Mikulski, took the owlet on Monday to Morrison Animal Hospital in Garden City. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Baby owl season: Tiny owl appeared next to a coffee table in a Ferndale home," 3 May 2018 Meanwhile, the owlets are growing up and starting to find their wings. Saryn Chorney, ajc, "'Unheard of' polygamous owl family consists of two moms, one dad and pair of owlets," 3 May 2018 Veterinarian Kevin Smyth said the owlet appears to be about three weeks old. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Baby owl season: Tiny owl appeared next to a coffee table in a Ferndale home," 3 May 2018 That owlet is still doing well and being fed by its trio of parents. Saryn Chorney, ajc, "'Unheard of' polygamous owl family consists of two moms, one dad and pair of owlets," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of owlet

1542, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jan 2021

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“Owlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/owlet. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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owlet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of owlet

: a young or small owl

owlet

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

Kids Definition of owlet

: a young or small owl

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