- 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.
Origin of drawlprobably frequentative of draw
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.