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[ou-lit] /ˈaʊ lɪt/
a young owl.
Origin of owlet
First recorded in 1535-45; owl + -et Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Though so near the town there was scarcely a sound to be heard, not even "the owlet to hoot o'er the dead man's grave."

    From John O'Groats to Land's End Robert Naylor and John Naylor
  • The owlet is twin to that quaint little bird, so its name flew to her and stayed.

    Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
  • The frog by the pool had stopped croaking, and the melancholy cry of the owlet had ceased.

    Whosoever Shall Offend F. Marion Crawford
  • "I hope he did, then, and I'll tell you why," said owlet to me.

    The Torch and Other Tales Eden Phillpotts
  • At that moment, the repeated call of the owlet came down from far above.

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • owlet wore rags for choice and he picked up a living making clothes-pegs and weaving osier baskets.

    The Torch and Other Tales Eden Phillpotts
  • The owlet itself is a tiny creature, about the size of a sparrow.

  • But the keepers hated owlet poking about, because they said he took more than withies from the osier beds.

    The Torch and Other Tales Eden Phillpotts
  • My owlet is still very friendly, but, to my sorrow, most untidy.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • On the same querulous principle, he had formerly taken that of “John Howlett,” or owlet.

    Amenities of Literature Isaac Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for owlet


a young or nestling owl
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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