verb \ˈdrl\

: to speak slowly with vowel sounds that are longer than usual

Full Definition of DRAWL

intransitive verb
:  to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged
transitive verb
:  to utter in a slow lengthened tone
drawl·er noun
drawl·ing·ly \ˈdr-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of DRAWL

  1. Well, hello there, she drawled.
  2. He drawled his name in a Southern accent.

Origin of DRAWL

probably frequentative of draw
First Known Use: 1598



Definition of DRAWL

:  a drawling manner of speaking
drawly \ˈdr-lē\ adjective

First Known Use of DRAWL

circa 1742


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