drawl

[ drawl ]
/ drɔl /

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.

RELATED WORDS

Origin of drawl

1590–1600; < Dutch or Low German dralen to linger

Related forms

drawl·er, noundrawl·ing·ly, adverbdrawl·ing·ness, noundrawl·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for drawling

drawl

/ (drɔːl) /

verb

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

noun

the way of speech of someone who drawls

Derived Forms

drawler, noundrawling, adjectivedrawly, adjective

Word Origin for drawl

C16: probably frequentative of draw
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