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drawl

[ drawl ]
/ drɔl /
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verb (used with or without object)

to say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels.

noun

an act or utterance of a person who drawls.

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Origin of drawl

1590–1600; <Dutch or Low German dralen to linger
drawler, noundrawl·ing·ly, adverbdrawl·ing·ness, noundrawly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for drawl

drawl
/ (drɔːl) /

verb

to speak or utter (words) slowly, esp prolonging the vowel sounds

noun

the way of speech of someone who drawls
drawler, noundrawling, adjectivedrawly, adjective
C16: probably frequentative of draw
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