[ drawl ]
/ drɔl /
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verb (used with or without object)
to say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels.
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
OTHER WORDS FROM drawldrawler, noundrawl·ing·ly, adverbdrawl·ing·ness, noundrawly, adjective
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How to use drawl in a sentence
The butt must therefore be neither silent, nor slack, nor a drawler.
"He's hanging around that flossy Mrs. Scoville a good bit these days," observed the drawler.
The sweet drawler, who is of course the speaker, has rather a rueful sound over this.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
"She's very expensive," murmured the drawler, who also would have enjoyed an acquaintanceship.
It is an even deadlier thing to be an eloquent gabbler or a dreary drawler.
British Dictionary definitions for drawl
/ (drɔːl) /
to speak or utter (words) slowly, esp prolonging the vowel sounds
the way of speech of someone who drawls
Derived forms of drawldrawler, noundrawling, adjectivedrawly, adjective
Word Origin for drawl
C16: probably frequentative of draw
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