owlish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “owlish” in the English Dictionary

"owlish" in British English

See all translations


uk   us   /ˈaʊ.lɪʃ/
A ​person who is owlish ​looksserious and ​intelligent and usually ​wearsglasses: He was an owlish ​figure, ​sitting in the ​corner of the ​library.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He ​peered owlishly over his ​glasses.
(Definition of owlish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “owlish”
in Chinese (Simplified) (人)长得似猫头鹰的,儒雅严肃的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人)長得似貓頭鷹的,儒雅嚴肅的…
What is the pronunciation of owlish?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“owlish” in British English

Word of the Day


a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More