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  1. a young owl.
  2. little owl.

Origin of owlet

First recorded in 1535–45; owl + -et
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Examples from the Web for owlet

Historical Examples

  • The Owlet is twin to that quaint little bird, so its name flew to her and stayed.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael

  • The owlet itself is a tiny creature, about the size of a sparrow.

  • My owlet is still very friendly, but, to my sorrow, most untidy.

  • At that moment, the repeated call of the owlet came down from far above.


    F. Marion Crawford

  • It came presently, the cry of the owlet repeated, as Gorlias had repeated it.


    F. Marion Crawford

British Dictionary definitions for owlet


  1. a young or nestling owl
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