from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resembling or characteristic of an owl.
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- adj. resembling or characteristic of an owl
- adj. wise and solemn
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling, or characteristic of, an owl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Owllike; resembling an owl or some one of its features.
- Having an appearance of preternatural gravity and wisdom.
- Stupid; dull; fat-witted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. resembling an owl; solemn and wise in appearance
The American nodded with a kind of owlish solemnity.
The Canadian-born, "owlish" architect loses his cool with a reporter from the British newspaper the
We must first deal with his successor, the owlish Ayman al-Zawahiri and perhaps the Taliban's Mullah Omar.
In flashbulbs they went owlish, lacquered in oil blue.
Senate Minority Leader McConnell, 68, is owlish, phlegmatic, and gray, and often looks bothered, as though lunch isn't agreeing with him.
I suspect that I, too, am a hummingbird trying to learn owlish ways.
In comments I admitted I had a hummingbird spirit but was striving to learn owlish ways.
Bottom line: Outlines might be more suited to owlish writers, but they can be used effectively by hummingbirds like me, too.
Michael Mohun: also a leading man but smaller and somewhat owlish.
Alec Guinness was a more assertive presence, with a more mellifluous voice; his Smiley was also older, bordering on elderly, and quizzical bordering on owlish.