drawl

verb
\ ˈdrȯl How to pronounce drawl (audio) \
drawled; drawling; drawls

Definition of drawl

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged

transitive verb

: to utter in a slow lengthened tone

drawl

noun

Definition of drawl (Entry 2 of 2)

: a drawling manner of speaking

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Other Words from drawl

Verb

drawler noun
drawlingly \ ˈdrȯ-​liŋ-​lē How to pronounce drawl (audio) \ adverb

Noun

drawly \ ˈdrȯ-​lē How to pronounce drawl (audio) \ adjective

Examples of drawl in a Sentence

Verb “Well, hello there,” she drawled. He drawled his name in a Southern accent.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Earl, a beer-bellied alien with a quad-cannon and a trucker hat, drawls about the simple life with a southern accent. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 27 May 2020 An imposing man who stood 6-feet-6 and weighed more than 250 pounds, Mr. LaBeef sang in a deep, drawling baritone. Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2020 Her testimony came with rolled r’s and drawling vowels. Monica Hesse, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2019 Damon is fun to watch as the dry, drawling Texan Shelby. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 13 Nov. 2019 Her voice is often paired with someone rougher, lower, more likely to drawl out a rap in contrast to her rangy soprano. Rubi Jones, Teen Vogue, 17 June 2018 Speaking of Southern drawls, what’s your favorite Southern expression? Jenna Bush Hager, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2013 Speaking of Southern drawls, what’s your favorite Southern expression? Jenna Bush Hager, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2013 Speaking of Southern drawls, what’s your favorite Southern expression? Jenna Bush Hager, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2013 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Tetrick, who grew up in Alabama, speaks with a deep Southern drawl that stands out in Silicon Valley. Larissa Zimberoff, Wired, 1 June 2021 Delivering his sermons in his distinctive drawl, Angley was one of the most influential modern-day faith healers and televangelists, though not as flashy as some of his contemporaries. Bill Lubinger, cleveland, 7 May 2021 Hoodlum’s songs typically clock in at around 2½ minutes, yet seem longer given his sleepy drawl. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 10 May 2021 For the role, Winslet adopts a hiking-boot-heavy walk, ditches her British accent for a hypnotic Delco drawl, and stuffs her beautiful face with cheesesteaks. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 In his signature sleepy drawl, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas works his way through a series of fleeting promises, questionable proclamations, and backward figures of speech. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Apr. 2021 The slow drawl of Houston rap separated him from the pack, helping make A$AP Rocky and his crew one of rap’s new cultural phenoms. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 13 Apr. 2021 In reaccenting the word, Latto charges it with her Southern drawl. Adam Bradley, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2021 Del Rey’s voice, that distinctly mid-century drawl, often fades in and out of the album’s instrumentation. Claire Shaffer, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of drawl

Verb

1598, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

circa 1742, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for drawl

Verb

probably frequentative of draw

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“Drawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawl. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for drawl

drawl

verb

English Language Learners Definition of drawl

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

drawl

verb
\ ˈdrȯl How to pronounce drawl (audio) \
drawled; drawling

Kids Definition of drawl

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

drawl

noun

Kids Definition of drawl (Entry 2 of 2)

: a way of speaking with vowel sounds that are longer than usual

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