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

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 All of his conversations were delivered in a soft, Southern drawl. Beth Thames | Bethmthames@gmail.com, al, 27 July 2022 Braly, who grew up on a cattle ranch in Ada, speaks with an Oklahoma drawl and has a white beard that tumbles down to his chest. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, 16 June 2022 Woodward pauses before answering in his slow, flatland drawl. Washington Post, 9 June 2022 Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who constantly targets gangs, drug dealers and prostitution rings in his folksy Southern drawl, has been a frequent hit on TV since he was first elected with no party affiliation in 2005. Curt Anderson, BostonGlobe.com, 23 July 2022 Goldenboy Countup, who hails from DeLand, just north of Orlando, Florida, sounds like a Michigan artist with a country drawl — a bit like Gucci Mane’s, but with more of a whisper. Jayson Buford, Rolling Stone, 29 June 2022 Gayle Manchin had some questions when a woman commented in a recent speech that those who speak with a twang or drawl face some assumptions about their intellect. Bo Erickson, CBS News, 30 June 2022 The listing goes on and on, making for a perfect sleep time remedy when paired with Styles’ naturally dawdling drawl that drags every sentence out at a sluggish pace. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 23 May 2022 Meanwhile, Selena Gomez can't do an Irish accent, so she's adopted an Australian drawl. Andy Hoglund, EW.com, 15 May 2022 See More

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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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More Definitions for drawl

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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