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drawl

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verb \ˈdrȯl\

Definition of drawl

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to utter in a slow lengthened tone

drawler

noun

drawlingly

play \ˈdrȯ-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of drawl in a Sentence

  1. Well, hello there, she drawled.

  2. He drawled his name in a Southern accent.

Origin and Etymology of drawl

probably frequentative of draw


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drawl

noun

Definition of drawl

  1. :  a drawling manner of speaking

drawly

play \ˈdrȯ-lē\ adjective

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First Known Use of drawl

circa 1742


DRAWL Defined for English Language Learners

drawl

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verb

Definition of drawl for English Language Learners

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


DRAWL Defined for Kids

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drawl

play
verb \ˈdrȯl\

Definition of drawl for Students

drawled

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drawling

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


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drawl

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noun

Definition of drawl for Students

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



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