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Definition of owlish adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

owlish

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈaʊlɪʃ//
 
 
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looking like an owl, especially because you are wearing round glasses, and therefore seeming serious and intelligent
 
adverb She blinked at them owlishly.
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