Origin of drawlprobably frequentative of draw
- The definition of a drawl is a way of speaking with draw-out vowels.
An example of a drawl is how people in the southern United States typically speak.
- Drawl is defined as to speak slowly with drawn-out vowels.
An example of drawl is the way John Wayne spoke.
verbdrawled, drawl·ing, drawls
Origin of drawlProbably from Low German drauelen to loiter, delay
(third-person singular simple present drawls, present participle drawling, simple past and past participle drawled)
- To drag on slowly and heavily; while or dawdle away time indolently.
- To utter or pronounce in a dull, spiritless tone, as if by dragging out the utterance.
- (intransitive) To move slowly and heavily; move in a dull, slow, lazy mannner.
- (intransitive) To speak with a slow, spiritless utterance, from affectation, laziness, or lack of interest.
- a way of speaking slowly while lengthening vowel sounds and running words together. Characteristic of some southern US accents, as well as Scots.
- Some still have the giveaway Southern drawl, others have lost the twang forever, and the remainder can switch it on and off at will.
- Lana met his gaze, hearing his Southern drawl for the first time.
- His voice sounded stronger today, and his southern drawl struck her as oddly familiar.
- His rich drawl betrayed no more emotion than his words.
- He had the southern drawl down to an art and his deep warm voice added a realistic touch.