Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

American pronunciation of 


view main entry for owlish adjective  /ˈaʊlɪʃ/
British English pronunciation: owlish
Click to listen to the pronunciation of owlish

derived word



This is the American English pronunciation of owlish.

View British English pronunciation of owlish.

Previous and next

deep learning

a form of machine learning which incorporates the use of neural networks

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play