He spoke in a slow, drawling tone, but there was something in it which made me fully believe him.
Suddenly to his amazement he heard the drawling growl of Dan Boundary.
"Schooner 'Sally' of Portsmouth," came the answer, in the drawling tones of a down-east skipper.
Mary stared at him, amazed at his cool, drawling, matter-of-fact tone.
There was a drawling pause between the first and second names.
"We're all right also," said his lordship in his drawling voice.
A drawling voice from the War Office broke in upon his musings.
"Love makes a good reader of a man," he said slowly, drawling his words.
To relieve the drawling recitative or chant, an occasional air was introduced; then more airs; then airs and duets.
"I reckon I could if there was any need of it," was the drawling reply.
1590s, perhaps from Middle Dutch dralen, East Frisian draulen "to linger, delay," apparently an intensive of the root of draw (v.). Or else a native formation along the same lines. Related: Drawled; drawling. As a noun from 1760.