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screech owl Syllabification: screech owl
Pronunciation: /skrēCH oul/

Definition of screech owl in English:

noun

A small American owl with a screeching call and distinctive ear tufts.
  • Otus asio, family Strigidae
Example sentences
  • I leave you with one of the best passages of a description of a flock of blue jays mobbing a screech owl.
  • Suddenly I heard the distant cry of a screech owl.
  • I'm comfortable here, and content to listen to the screech owl outside and the gentle creaking of the house as it settles for the night.

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