drawl


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drawl

 (drôl)
v. drawled, drawl·ing, drawls
v.intr.
To speak with lengthened or drawn-out vowels.
v.tr.
To utter with lengthened or drawn-out vowels: "We-e-ell," the clerk drawled.
n.
The speech or manner of speaking of one who drawls: a Southern drawl.

[Probably from Low German drauelen, to loiter, delay.]

drawl′er n.

drawl

(drɔːl)
vb
to speak or utter (words) slowly, esp prolonging the vowel sounds
n
the way of speech of someone who drawls
[C16: probably frequentative of draw]
ˈdrawler n
ˈdrawling adj
ˈdrawly adj

drawl

(drɔl)

v.t., v.i.
1. to say or speak in a slow manner, usu. prolonging the vowels.
n.
2. an act or utterance of a person who drawls.
[1590–1600; < Dutch or Low German dralen to linger]
drawl′er, n.
drawl′ing•ly, adv.
drawl′y, adj.

drawl


Past participle: drawled
Gerund: drawling

Imperative
drawl
drawl
Present
I drawl
you drawl
he/she/it drawls
we drawl
you drawl
they drawl
Preterite
I drawled
you drawled
he/she/it drawled
we drawled
you drawled
they drawled
Present Continuous
I am drawling
you are drawling
he/she/it is drawling
we are drawling
you are drawling
they are drawling
Present Perfect
I have drawled
you have drawled
he/she/it has drawled
we have drawled
you have drawled
they have drawled
Past Continuous
I was drawling
you were drawling
he/she/it was drawling
we were drawling
you were drawling
they were drawling
Past Perfect
I had drawled
you had drawled
he/she/it had drawled
we had drawled
you had drawled
they had drawled
Future
I will drawl
you will drawl
he/she/it will drawl
we will drawl
you will drawl
they will drawl
Future Perfect
I will have drawled
you will have drawled
he/she/it will have drawled
we will have drawled
you will have drawled
they will have drawled
Future Continuous
I will be drawling
you will be drawling
he/she/it will be drawling
we will be drawling
you will be drawling
they will be drawling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drawling
you have been drawling
he/she/it has been drawling
we have been drawling
you have been drawling
they have been drawling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drawling
you will have been drawling
he/she/it will have been drawling
we will have been drawling
you will have been drawling
they will have been drawling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drawling
you had been drawling
he/she/it had been drawling
we had been drawling
you had been drawling
they had been drawling
Conditional
I would drawl
you would drawl
he/she/it would drawl
we would drawl
you would drawl
they would drawl
Past Conditional
I would have drawled
you would have drawled
he/she/it would have drawled
we would have drawled
you would have drawled
they would have drawled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drawl - a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
accent, speech pattern - distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
Verb1.drawl - lengthen and slow down or draw out; "drawl one's vowels"
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

drawl

verb draw out, extend, prolong, lengthen, drag out, protract, say or speak slowly She grinned and drawled her words.
Translations
تَشَدُّق، تَباطُؤيَتَباطَأ في كلامِهِ، يَتَشَدَّقُ
mluvit unyleunylý hlas
drævedræven
vontatott beszédvontatottan beszél
draga seiminn, vera dragmállòaî aî draga seiminn
ištęsta kalbakalbėti lėtaikalbėti tęsiant žodžiuslėta kalba
stiept vārdusvārdu stiepšana
naťahovanie slabíknaťahovať slabiky
ağzını yaya yaya konuşmaağzını yaya yaya konuşmak

drawl

[drɔːl]
A. Nvoz f cansina
a Southern drawlun acento del sur
B. VTdecir alargando las palabras
C. VIhablar alargando las palabras

drawl

[ˈdrɔːl]
nvoix f traînante
vi (= speak in a drawl) → parler d'une voix traînante

drawl

nschleppende Sprache; a Texan drawlschleppendes Texanisch; a southern drawlein schleppender südlicher Dialekt

drawl

[drɔːl]
2. vtstrascicare

drawl

(droːl) verb
to speak or say in a slow, lazy manner. He drawled his words in an irritating manner.
noun
a slow, lazy manner of speaking. She spoke in a drawl.
References in classic literature ?
The voices went on--Tonie's slow, Acadian drawl, Robert's quick, soft, smooth French.
she returned, almost with the full privilege of childish inconsequence, resentfully, though with a long sweetness in her little drawl of the negative.
It reminds a person of those dentists who secure your instant and breathless interest in a tooth by taking a grip on it with the forceps, and then stand there and drawl through a tedious anecdote before they give the dreaded jerk.
Similarly, during two or three hours of drawl, and the winnowing of many bushels of words, Madame Defarge's frequent expressions of impatience were taken up, with marvellous quickness, at a distance: the more readily, because certain men who had by some wonderful exercise of agility climbed up the external architecture to look in from the windows, knew Madame Defarge well, and acted as a telegraph between her and the crowd outside the building.
he chanted, with the melancholy drawl of a professional beggar.
But Valentin, without heeding him, went on in the same weak, dying drawl.
Harvey could have sworn that a bright sun was shining upon his lifted face; but the drawl went on: "Sa-ay
There was a curious drawl in the voice that made Mowgli turn to see whether by any chance the Black Panther were making fun of him, for the Jungle is full of words that sound like one thing, but mean another.
Well, when she gets married, I mean," his wife's drawl came from behind him.
Well may the court be dim, with wasting candles here and there; well may the fog hang heavy in it, as if it would never get out; well may the stained-glass windows lose their colour and admit no light of day into the place; well may the uninitiated from the streets, who peep in through the glass panes in the door, be deterred from entrance by its owlish aspect and by the drawl, languidly echoing to the roof from the padded dais where the Lord High Chancellor looks into the lantern that has no light in it and where the attendant wigs are all stuck in a fog-bank
Two tables further on, a palmer, with his pilgrim's costume complete, was practising the lament of the Holy Queen, not forgetting the drone and the nasal drawl.
On the contrary, I think it very likely that you may shoot yourself; but the principal thing is to keep cool," said Evgenie with a drawl, and with great condescension.