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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawlverb

    a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels

  2. drawlverb

    lengthen and slow down or draw out

    "drawl one's vowels"


  1. drawlnoun

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

  2. drawlverb

    to speak with a drawl.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Drawlverb

    To utter any thing in a slow driveling way.

    Etymology: from draw.

    Then mount the clerks, and in one lazy tone
    Through the long heavy page drawl on. Alexander Pope, Dunciad.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drawlverb

    to utter in a slow, lengthened tone

  2. Drawlverb

    to speak with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit, affectation, etc

  3. Drawlnoun

    a lengthened, slow monotonous utterance

  4. Etymology: [Prob. fr. draw: cf. D. dralen to linger, tarry, Icel. dralla to loiter. See Draw, and cf. Draggle.]


  1. Drawl

    A drawl is a perceived feature of some varieties of spoken English, and generally indicates longer vowel sounds and/or diphthongs. Varieties of English which are said to feature pronounced drawls include Southern American English, and Broad Australian English. The Southern Drawl, or the diphthongization or triphthongization of the traditional short front vowels as in the words pat, pet, and pit: these develop a glide up from their original starting position to and, in some cases, back down to schwa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drawl

    drawl, v.i. (obs.) to dawdle: to speak in a slow, lengthened tone.—v.t. to utter (words) in a slow and sleepy manner.—n. a slow, lengthened utterance.—n. Drawl′er.—adv. Drawl′ingly.—n. Drawl′ingness. [Freq. of draw, as draggle of drag.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drawl in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drawl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of drawl in a Sentence

  1. Jackie Speier:

    Her quick with and Southern drawl were irresistible.

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  • провлечен говор, говоря провлеченоBulgarian
  • tărăgănaRomanian
  • sludder, sluddra, släpigt talSwedish

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. denudate
    • B. transpire
    • C. elaborate
    • D. render

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