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owlnoun [C]

uk   /aʊl/  us   /aʊl/
B2 a bird with a flat face and large eyes that hunts small mammals at night
(also night owl) a person who likes to stay up late at night

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(Definition of owl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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owlnoun [C]

 us   /ɑʊl/
a bird with a flat face, large round eyes, a hook-shaped beak, and strong, curved nails, that hunts small mammals at night
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Translations of “owl”
in Korean 부엉이…
in Arabic بومة…
in Malaysian burung hantu…
in French hibou…
in Russian сова…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貓頭鷹,鴞, 夜貓子(喜歡熬夜的人)…
in Italian gufo…
in Turkish baykuş…
in Polish sowa…
in Spanish búho, lechuza…
in Vietnamese con cú…
in Portuguese coruja…
in Thai นกฮูก…
in German die Eule…
in Catalan mussol, òliba…
in Japanese フクロウ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猫头鹰,鸮, 夜猫子(喜欢熬夜的人)…
in Indonesian burung hantu…
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