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

First recorded in 1590–1600; cat + -like Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for catlike

Contemporary Examples of catlike

  • So, like real pumas, the women who waited to see are just tiptoeing away, catlike, from the battle.

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    White Women Dump the Dems

    Linda Hirshman

    September 27, 2010

Historical Examples of catlike

  • 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