English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
+ owl -y
Adjective [ edit ]
owly ( comparative , owlier superlative ) owliest
Resembling or characteristic of an owl.
2010, Tracy Chevalier, Remarkable Creatures, Dutton (2010), ↑ISBN, page 48:
In the picture Miss Elizabeth showed me the croc had little piggy eyes, not huge
owly ones. In a
bad mood; cranky.
1988, Janette Oke, Winter Is Not Forever, Bethany House Publishers (2010), ↑ISBN, page 16:
I had no right to be
owly and disagreeable with Willie.
1908, Vernon L. Kellogg, "The Vendetta", in Insect Stories, Henry Holt and Company (1908), page 55:
Perhaps nice isn't the best word for him, but he certainly was an unusually imposing and fluffy-haired and fierce-looking brute of a tarantula. He had rather an
owly way about him, as if he had come out from his hole too early and was dazed and half-blinded by the light.
Synonyms [ edit ]
Derived terms [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
T. K. Pratt,
Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English, University of Toronto Press (1988), ↑ISBN, pages 107-108
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, The Century Co. (1897), Volume 5, page 265
Anagrams [ edit ]