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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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  • 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.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • At that moment, the repeated call of the owlet came down from far above.

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • It came presently, the cry of the owlet repeated, as Gorlias had repeated it.

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • When she raised her eyes they were those of an owlet suffering from mental shock.

    A Safety Match

    Ian Hay
  • That St Withold's of Burton is an owlet's nest worth the harrying.

    Ivanhoe Walter Scott
  • "I hope he did, then, and I'll tell you why," said owlet to me.

    The Torch and Other Tales

    Eden Phillpotts
  • It is a member of the extensive family of owlet moths, and may be seen fluttering about the lamps and gas jets any summer evening.

  • owlet led the way to the top of a rickety stair, and knocked at one of the doors which opened on the landing.

British Dictionary definitions for owlet


a young or nestling owl
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