- to say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels.
- an act or utterance of a person who drawls.
Origin of drawl
Examples from the Web for drawl
Contemporary Examples of drawl
David has a Southern drawl and charm that informs his character.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho
September 19, 2014
Still, a tight-jawed smile, wild eyes and a southern California drawl remind me of Matthew McConaughey.He Bullies Kids and Calls It News
June 26, 2014
Boyd is tall and thickly muscled and speaks softly in a Piedmont drawl.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals
July 28, 2013
When the crew travels underwater, they discover a land where the mermen and merwomen speak a Southern American drawl.The Funniest ‘Futurama’ Scenes: From Bender to Zoidberg (VIDEO)
June 19, 2013
So Richard would call and drawl, “So Legs ... uh ... how ya feeling?”Richard Hell Was the First Person to Shoot Up Heroin in Front of Me
March 18, 2013
Historical Examples of drawl
He's harmless, with his drawl and his round pink face that shines with admiration.The Bacillus of Beauty
You know his drawl, when his muscles give him the respectful hesitation.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
The drawl of the light voice with its rising inflection was only gently plaintive.Southern Lights and Shadows
His voice was a drawl, very deliberate, very quiet, rather soft and pleasant.
Mr. Winslow interrupted; his drawl was a trifle less evident.
- to speak or utter (words) slowly, esp prolonging the vowel sounds
- the way of speech of someone who drawls
Word Origin for drawl
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.