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Meaning of "owlish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OWLISH

owlish  [ˈaʊlɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OWLISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Owlish is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OWLISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of owlish in the English dictionary

The definition of owlish in the dictionary is like an owl. Other definition of owlish is solemn and wise in appearance.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OWLISH


abolish
əˈbɒlɪʃ
accomplish
əˈkɒmplɪʃ
bullish
ˈbʊlɪʃ
churlish
ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ
delish
dɪˈlɪʃ
demolish
dɪˈmɒlɪʃ
devilish
ˈdɛvəlɪʃ
drollish
ˈdrəʊlɪʃ
embellish
ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ
English
ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ
establish
ɪˈstæblɪʃ
foolish
ˈfuːlɪʃ
fullish
ˈfʊlɪʃ
Hamlisch
ˈhæmlɪʃ
polish
ˈpɒlɪʃ
publish
ˈpʌblɪʃ
relish
ˈrɛlɪʃ
republish
ˌriːˈpʌblɪʃ
smallish
ˈsmɔːlɪʃ
stylish
ˈstaɪlɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OWLISH

owerby
owerloup
Owerri
owing
owing to
owl
owl-like
owler
owlery
owlet
owlishly
owlishness
own
own brand
own goal
own label
own-brand
own-label
ownable
owner

WORDS THAT END LIKE OWLISH

American English
basic English
Canadian English
Dalglish
French polish
French-polish
Gaulish
girlish
hellish
Middle English
Modern English
nail polish
Old English
Oxford English
purplish
re-establish
shoe polish
Singlish
Spanglish
the English

Synonyms and antonyms of owlish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «owlish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OWLISH

Find out the translation of owlish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of owlish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «owlish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

owlish
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

owlish
570 millions of speakers

English

owlish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

owlish
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

owlish
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

похожий на сову
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de coruja
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বোকাটে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hibou
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berani
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eulenhaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フクロウのような
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

올빼미 같은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Owit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc về chim cú
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆந்தை போன்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओव्हलश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

baykuş gibi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gufo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sowi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

схожий на сову
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bufniță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

owlish
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uilachtig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

owlish
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

owlish
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of owlish

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OWLISH»

The term «owlish» is normally little used and occupies the 112.587 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of owlish
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OWLISH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «owlish» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «owlish» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about owlish

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OWLISH»

Discover the use of owlish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to owlish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Crooked Road, Volume 2
You contacted Renny Owlish and Owlish hired Sandra to steal the ostrich.” “ What's Wilson's part in all this?” Sandra asked. Nick smiled. “Owlish booked your hotel room so he knew where you'd be staying. He arrived here earlier and took a  ...
Janet Hutchings
2
Cuban Communism/8th Editi:
As the owlish option of the quarantine began to look like a failure, and as the hawkish and dovish options began to look like the only viable alternatives, debate in the ExComm became bitter, tempers flared and positions hardened. But the ...
Irving Louis Horowitz, 1995
3
LIFE
AN. OWLISH. DOUBLE. DOME. This double-domed owl is really two whose names are Who and Bruiser. The latter got his name from his belligerent air. They belong to owl- fancier Daniel Habecker of Dela- van, Wis. who says that Who and  ...
4
Reiki Poems and Other Ramblings
night. vision. (whispered. owlish). The night at last, I open my eyes To see the rustling in the bush To follow the sounds of the night Unseen, unheard until too late. Leaping onto silent wings From sleepy boughs I swiftly, stealthily, swoop Over ...
Clive S. Twist, 2008
5
Poems, Song Lyrics, Essays, and Short Stories
OWLISH. WIT. “To-wit! To-woo!” Declared the owl, “Tis plain as it can be That all the lawyers of the land Have copied after me! Since, in their eyes, I'm super-wise, 'Tis clever of them, very, To borrow, flat, a legal phrase From my vocabulary!
Nina Hatchitt Duffield, Anne Duffield, 2005
6
Wisdom of the World: Gentle Healing Koans and Meditations ...
Owlish. Visions. A 12th grade class from a Cherokee Reservation in Oklahoma camped along with their Teacher and visited locations of important historical events. The tour began at the Trail of Tears Monument. Elders of the Owl Clan joined ...
Kathleen Ann Staley, 2012
7
Bum Wing: A Tale of Otherwise
QUIZING. YOUR. OWLISH. WISDOM. As primarily creatures of the night, owls are often associated with myths about darkness and sorcery. Because of their secretive nature and eerie cries, these unique feathered critters have become main ...
D. S. Sully, 2013
8
Owls of the United States and Canada: A Complete Guide to ...
The. Owlish. Appetite. nesting in a charred snag in an old burned forest in northern Alberta. As I drove along the gravel logging road near the site, I spotted a lone owl perched at the top of a dead spruce tree beside the road. When I stopped to ...
‎2007
9
Popular Science
geous when the safety of person, or home, or young, is in danger. There is not much of the owlish face in our Surnia. The facial disk, so prominent an owlish trait , is by no means marked. Still, for all his looks and ways, this same Surnia is a true ...
10
The Knickerbocker
His hair is grizzly, and he has a hooked now, ridden by a pair of iron-rimmed, round-eyed spectacles, glaring from under the shade of a broad-brimmed hat ; nose, spectacles, and a general prowling air, giving him a remarkably owlish look .
‎1850

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OWLISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term owlish is used in the context of the following news items.
1
'Southpaw' is a familiar boxing saga, but Gyllenhaal is champ: 2.5 stars
... sexy veteran of the slums), Whitaker (always solid) and Laurence (whose owlish presence suggests one of those old souls in a young body). «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
2
South Philly's Wid is a legend
Relaxing at home, behind his owlish glasses, Wid could pass for a nerd. Onstage, he's a tornado. Wid was headlining at Parx casino last week. «Philly.com, Jul 15»
3
Iris Apfel: 'People like me because I'm different'
Charmingly rude, brilliantly abrupt, wearing gigantic owlish glasses and necklaces that look like pythons sliding around her oesophagus, Apfel ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Steel and shadows
The outside world blinked. No more charming lightweights: here was a figure radiating the values of the past, jowly, owlish, slow-spoken and ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
5
Has Ellen Pao castrated the feminist movement?
... or the Huffington Post for weeks without seeing her confused, owlish-looking face with thick glasses making wise pronouncements on issues ... «American Thinker, Jul 15»
6
Entrepreneurs share tips for adding 'wow' factor
CEO of Owlish Communications, Vernon Hills, Gershbein has built a national reputation as a LinkedIn thought leader and Huffington Post ... «Chicago Daily Herald, Jul 15»
7
'Self/less': Film Review
In this new version, the head of the institute is a seemingly owlish but ruthless scientist played by Matthew Goode. Goode often plays ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
8
A university which is a hotbed of offence-taking isn't a university but …
... of those shops in Piccadilly where they come pre-battered, a fisherman's smock (probably picked up in Cornwall), stained owlish spectacles, ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
9
Jessie Cave interview: Harry Potter's Lavender Brown has published …
I was dressed like this," she points at today's outfit – an oversized Hawaiian shirt, her trademark owlish glasses, a baseball cap and two very ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
10
Dahlov Ipcar's 'Black and White,' and More
and again when George, sounding like an owlish existentialist, muses on the seagull's carefree “life of wind and waves.” The illustrator, Marc ... «New York Times, Jun 15»

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