Definition of howlet in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊlɪt


chiefly Scottish
  • An owl or owlet.
    More example sentences
    • For to me it seemeth a thing unreasonable, that, in this my decrepit age, I shall be compelled to fight against shadows, and howlets that dare not abide the light.


late 15th century: diminutive of owl, assimilated to the verb howl.

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