Collective Noun for Owls

What Is a Group of Owls Called?

A group of owls is called a parliament.
Collective NounUsage
parliamenta parliament of owls
collective noun for owls

parliament of owls

Other Words for a Group of Owls

While parliament is the most common collective noun for owls, a group of owls is also called a stare, study, or wisdom.

What Type of Word is "Parliament"?

The word "parliament" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Parliament Is" or "Parliament Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "parliament" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The parliament is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The parliament are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.