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[drawn-out] /ˈdrɔnˈaʊt/
Origin of drawn-out
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • From the floor she heard a tiny cough, and then a drawn-out wail.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Once more, and thrice repeated, came the wailing, drawn-out cry.

    The Auto Boys' Quest James A Braden
  • From the Bowhead the sound comes like the drawn-out "hoo-hoo-oo-oo-oo" of the hoot-owl.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • As he did so his little jaw dropped, and he emitted a faint, drawn-out 'Boo.'

  • The sentinel will continue a long, drawn-out whistle, as long as he can without taking a breath.

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