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

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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, "Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies in Fort Lauderdale at 99," 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, "Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99," 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, "Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies in Fort Lauderdale at 99," 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, "Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99," 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. Connie Cass, Twin Cities, "Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99," 16 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, chicagotribune.com, "Former Justice John Paul Stevens, who became Supreme Court’s leading liberal, dies at age 99," 16 July 2019 Now 80, his thin white hair replacing the boyish mane and narrow readers replacing his owlish spectacles of yore, Dean slouched over the witness table, connecting dots from the Watergate Hotel to Trump Tower. Dana Milbank, The Mercury News, "Milbank: This is worse than Watergate — in the way it’s being handled," 11 June 2019 Three days earlier, Philip, who was sixty, tall and lanky, with owlish glasses and mustache, had picked up his wife from an HCR ManorCare nursing home. Ann Neumann, Harper's magazine, "Going to Extremes," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of owlish

1596, in the meaning defined above

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owl-light

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owl midge

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owlish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of owlish

: resembling or suggesting an owl

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