- resembling or typical of a cat: catlike eyes.
- swift and graceful.
- stealthy and noiseless: The scouts crept up on their quarry with catlike tread.
Origin of catlike
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Examples from the Web for catlike
So, like real pumas, the women who waited to see are just tiptoeing away, catlike, from the battle.White Women Dump the Dems
September 27, 2010
The newcomer went quickly, with catlike tread, toward the girl.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Sucatash went with him, and, catlike, strove to throw himself from the saddle.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
With catlike quickness Winford leaped behind the chart table.The Space Rover
Edwin K. Sloat
Catlike though it was, the feint did not take the big fellow unprepared.Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
The catlike movement brought him head and shoulders above the sill.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet