- 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 drawled
Contemporary Examples of drawled
Today, it is difficult to convey—much less comprehend—that slow, drawled, hazy small-town atmosphere of mid-century Washington.The Washington I Once Knew
January 20, 2009
And [then he] drawled: 'Boys, just spend it till you waste it.'Washington Frenemies
Ana Marie Cox
December 4, 2008
CNBC host Donny Deutsch drawled, “Women want to be her and men want to mate with her.”Piling on Palin, Hating on Hillary
November 30, 2008
Historical Examples of drawled
Grant laid a finger upon his arm and drawled his solution of a trivial mystery.
"Oh—if you're really going," she drawled, and followed him outside.
"Yer right, Jim," drawled Joseph Zachariah, lounging in the doorway.Southern Lights and Shadows
"If he'll trail around with us for a while we may show him some of it here," he drawled.The Harbor
"I trust you aren't thinking of making us any trouble, Tremont," drawled Braigh.Satellite System
Horace Brown Fyfe
- to speak or utter (words) slowly, esp prolonging the vowel sounds
- the way of speech of someone who drawls
Word Origin for drawl
Word Origin and History for drawled
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.