Drawling
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]

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  • Drawling — Drawl ing, n. The act of speaking with a drawl; a drawl. {Drawl ing*ly}, adv. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawling — noun The act of speaking with a drawl …   Wiktionary

  • drawling — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. monotonous, languid, droning; see dull 4 , slow 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • drawling — drɔːl n. slow drawn out manner of speaking v. speak slowly and lazily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drawling — adj twanging, twangy, drawly; (all of speech) monotonous, monotone, singsong, humdrum, droning, longsome; slow, slow paced, tardigrade, snail paced, snail like; lagging; leisurely, languid, dreamy; lazy, otiose …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • drawling — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drawlingly — Drawling Drawl ing, n. The act of speaking with a drawl; a drawl. {Drawl ing*ly}, adv. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drafting —  drawling. A draiting manner of speaking. Derb …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

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  • Affecting — Af*fect ing, a. 1. Moving the emotions; fitted to excite the emotions; pathetic; touching; as, an affecting address; an affecting sight. [1913 Webster] The most affecting music is generally the most simple. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected; given to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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