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Definition of "drawl" []

  • To speak with lengthened or drawn-out vowels. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter with lengthened or drawn-out vowels: "We-e-ell,” the clerk drawled. (verb-transitive)
  • The speech or manner of speaking of one who drawls: a Southern drawl. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drawl" in a sentence
  • "Altho I must say this drawl is the gift that keeps on giving to Senator Obama condsidering the state of the economy and the billions every month being spent on this war not to mention the * 9 billion missing over there no one can account for* and the millions of tax payers dollars being bribed out to keep the different factions from killing each other!!!!"
  • "His monotone drawl is the perfect fit for these songs; both words and guitar leads trickle out slowly and casually."
  • "I don't know if it's his pumped up Suthin 'drawl (from being in SC), or if it's his repeated lookaways to his notes, or how the notes read ... but I thought this video segment with Chris Cooper was kind of funny (and informative)."