Definition of howlet in English:

howlet

noun

Scottish
  • An owl or owlet.

    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

howlet

/ˈhaʊlɪt/