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 With his sad visage, owlish spectacles and ubiquitous baseball cap, Henry crafted the persona of a playful egghead. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "Notable Deaths 2020," 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, "The Stone," 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, "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. 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

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First Known Use of owlish

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of owlish was in 1596

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“Owlish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/owlish. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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owlish

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of owlish

: resembling or suggesting an owl

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