Definition of Drawl

1. Noun. A slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels.

Generic synonyms: Accent, Speech Pattern

2. Verb. Lengthen and slow down or draw out. "Drawl one's vowels"
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Enounce, Enunciate, Pronounce, Say, Sound Out
Derivative terms: Drawler

Definition of Drawl

1. v. t. To utter in a slow, lengthened tone.

2. v. i. To speak with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit, affectation, etc.

3. n. A lengthened, slow monotonous utterance.

Definition of Drawl

1. Verb. (transitive) To drag on slowly and heavily; while or dawdle away time indolently. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To utter or pronounce in a dull, spiritless tone, as if by dragging out the utterance. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To move slowly and heavily; move in a dull, slow, lazy mannner. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To speak with a slow, spiritless utterance, from affectation, laziness, or lack of interest. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To speak with a drawl. ¹

6. Noun. a way of speaking slowly while lengthening vowel sounds and running words together. Characteristic of some southern US accents, as well as Scots. ¹

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Definition of Drawl

1. to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drawl

drawing lots
drawing off
drawing out
drawing paper
drawing pin
drawing pins
drawing power
drawing room
drawing rooms
drawing string
drawing table
drawl (current term)

Literary usage of Drawl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Godey's Magazine by Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1895)
"Enter the Bradley box stupid Bradshaw, with his spindle shanks and somnolent English drawl. The perspective is cut off. •His trunk?" Sibyl. [Aside. ..."

2. A Concordance to the Works of Alexander Popeby Edwin Abbott by Edwin Abbott (1875)
"... drawl D. 111.97 Tribunal. Mounts the Tt lifts her scarlet head £.S. i. 149 Tributary. Who swell with /. urns his flood WF 338 Tribute. ..."

3. Our Journey Around the World: An Illustrated Record of a Year's Travel of by Francis Edward Clark, Harriet Elizabeth Clark (1894)
"... Notions — The Englishman the World Over —The Evolution of the Yankee drawl — Colonial Days — " The Great American Desert" — Mother and Daughter— ..."

4. Rhetorical Dialogues: Or, Dramatic Selections for the Use of Schools by John Epy Lovell (1839)
"Cur. Perfectly, perfectly. Squire drawl told me she read every word of the testament, aloud, and never signed her name better. ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"449. The frequentative of drag, by addition of the usual suffix-/« ; cf. straggle from stray. See Drag. Doublet, drawl. DRAGOON, a kind of light horseman. ..."

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