owlish

adjective
owl·​ish | \ ˈau̇-lish How to pronounce owlish (audio) \

Definition of owlish

: resembling or suggesting an owl

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Other Words from owlish

owlishly adverb
owlishness noun

Examples of owlish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eugene Levy portrayed Johnny with an owlish deadpan, and Catherine O’Hara, his frequent collaborator on the Canadian sketch circuit, granted Moira a loopy flair, an unplaceable accent, and a gonzo lexicon. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2020 With his sad visage, owlish spectacles and ubiquitous baseball cap, Henry crafted the persona of a playful egghead. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Jan. 2020 Water had scoured two symmetrical hollows into the stone, giving it an owlish look, or a blind look, or, anyway, some quality that was oddly attractive. Louise Erdrich, The New Yorker, 2 Sep. 2019 The white-haired Stevens, eyes often twinkling behind owlish glasses, was the picture of old-fashioned geniality on the court and off. Mark Sherman, sun-sentinel.com, 17 July 2019 The white-haired Stevens, eyes often twinkling behind owlish glasses, was the picture of old-fashioned geniality on the court and off. Author: Mark Sherman, Connie Cass, Anchorage Daily News, 17 July 2019 The white-haired Stevens, eyes often twinkling behind owlish glasses, was the picture of old-fashioned geniality on the court and off. Mark Sherman, sun-sentinel.com, 17 July 2019 The white-haired Stevens, eyes often twinkling behind owlish glasses, was the picture of old-fashioned geniality on the court and off. Author: Mark Sherman, Connie Cass, Anchorage Daily News, 17 July 2019 The white-haired Stevens, eyes often twinkling behind owlish glasses, was the picture of old-fashioned geniality on the court and off. Mark Sherman, sun-sentinel.com, 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of owlish

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Owlish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/owlish. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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owlish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of owlish

: resembling or suggesting an owl

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