Owlish Owl"ish, a. Resembling, or characteristic of, an owl. [1913 Webster]

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  • owlish — ► ADJECTIVE 1) like an owl, especially in being wise or solemn. 2) (of glasses or eyes) resembling the large round eyes of an owl. DERIVATIVES owlishly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • owlish — [oul′ish] adj. like or characteristic of an owl owlishly adv. owlishness n …   English World dictionary

  • owlish — [[t]a͟ʊlɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An owlish person looks rather like an owl, especially because they wear glasses, and seems to be very serious and clever. With his owlish face, it is easy to understand why he was called The Professor …   English dictionary

  • owlish — owlishly, adj. owlishness, n. /ow lish/, adj. resembling or characteristic of an owl: His thick glasses give him an owlish appearance. [1605 15; OWL + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • owlish — adj. Owlish is used with these nouns: ↑glasses …   Collocations dictionary

  • owlish — owl|ish [ˈaulıʃ] adj looking like an owl and seeming serious and clever ▪ He was an owlish man, with little round glasses. >owlishly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • owlish — owl|ish [ aulıʃ ] adjective someone who is owlish has round eyes, or seems wise ╾ owl|ish|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • owlish — adjective looking like an owl and seeming serious and clever: Professor Jay looked owlish in his horn rimmed spectacles. owlishly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • owlish — UK [ˈaʊlɪʃ] / US adjective someone who is owlish has round eyes, or seems wise Derived word: owlishly adverb She blinked at him owlishly …   English dictionary

  • owlish — /ˈaʊlɪʃ/ (say owlish) adjective owl like …   Australian English dictionary

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