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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

OTHER WORDS FROM drawl

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

Derived forms of drawl

drawler, noundrawling, adjectivedrawly, adjective

Word Origin for drawl

C16: probably frequentative of draw
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