1. owl

noun. ['ˈaʊl'] nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes.


  • Sceloglaux albifacies
  • Otus asio
  • barn owl
  • screech owl
  • order Strigiformes
  • Strix varia
  • raptorial bird
  • hoot owl
  • laughing jackass
  • raptor
  • Asio otus
  • tawny owl
  • laughing owl
  • bird of night
  • horned owl
  • little owl
  • bird of prey
  • barred owl
  • owlet
  • Surnia ulula
  • Tyto alba
  • spotted owl
  • Athene noctua
  • hooter
  • great gray owl
  • Strigiformes
  • scops owl
  • hawk owl
  • Strix nebulosa
  • great grey owl
  • Strix aluco
  • long-eared owl
  • bird of Minerva


  • owle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ule (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Owl

  • sproul
  • afoul
  • towel
  • soule
  • raul
  • moul
  • houle
  • foul
  • coull

How do you pronounce owl?

Pronounce owl as aʊl.

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Sentences with owl

1. Noun, singular or mass
Place a fake owl in the same tree as a sparrow nest.

2. Adjective
Generally speaking, cats and kittens that weigh 5 pounds and under are at some risk of owl attack.

Quotes about owl

1. Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you've – you've blown up a toilet or –""Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet.""Great idea though, thanks, Mum.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2. When the silent flamingo dances pink with desire, I’ll be there, sipping on owl stares and kitten curls.
- Jarod Kintz, Whenever You're Gone, I'm Here For You

3. Nite Owl II: But the country's disintegrating. What's happened to America? What's happened to the American dream?The Comedian: It came true. You're lookin' at it.
- Alan Moore, Watchmen