Drawl Drawl, v. i. To speak with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit, affectation, etc. [1913 Webster]

Theologians and moralists . . . talk mostly in a drawling and dreaming way about it. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

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  • drawl — [dro:l US dro:l] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from DRAW1] to speak slowly, with vowel sounds that are longer than usual ▪ Can t do that, he drawled languidly. >drawl n [singular] ▪ What you got there? he asked in a slow Texan …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drawl — drawl; drawl·er; drawl·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • Drawl — Drawl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drawled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawling}.] [Prob. fr. draw: cf. D. dralen to linger, tarry, Icel. dralla to loiter. See {Draw}, and cf. {Draggle}.] To utter in a slow, lengthened tone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawl — Drawl, n. A lengthened, slow monotonous utterance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawl — (v.) 1590s, perhaps from M.Du. dralen, E.Fris. draulen to linger, delay, apparently an intensive of the root of DRAW (Cf. draw). Or else a native formation along the same lines. Related: Drawled; drawling. As a noun from 1760 …   Etymology dictionary

  • drawl — [v] lengthen, draw out chant, drag out, drone, extend, intone, nasalize, prolong, pronounce slowly, protract, utter; concepts 77,239 Ant. clip, shorten …   New thesaurus

  • drawl — ► VERB ▪ speak in a slow, lazy way with prolonged vowel sounds. ► NOUN ▪ a drawling accent. ORIGIN from Low German or Dutch dralen delay, linger …   English terms dictionary

  • drawl — [drôl] vt., vi. [prob. freq. of DRAW] to speak slowly, prolonging the vowels n. a slow manner of speech characterized by prolongation of vowels drawler n. drawlingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • drawl — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, soft ▪ languorous, lazy, slow ▪ slight ▪ nasal …   Collocations dictionary

  • drawl — drawl1 [ drɔl ] noun singular a slow way of speaking, with long vowel sounds: a southern drawl drawl drawl 2 [ drɔl ] verb intransitive or transitive to speak in a drawl …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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