drawling


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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.
References in classic literature ?
Well, there was Mystery,' the Mock Turtle replied, counting off the subjects on his flappers, `--Mystery, ancient and modern, with Seaography: then Drawling--the Drawling-master was an old conger-eel, that used to come once a week: HE taught us Drawling, Stretching, and Fainting in Coils.
But truly, truly, it's not my fault, or only my fault a little bit," she said, daintily drawling the words "a little bit.
I was surprised to hear of your desire to join us," he began, lisping and drawling, which was something new.
Grimsby repulsed him with a solemn wave of the hand, and then turning to me, continued, with the same drawling tones and strange uncertainty of utterance and heavy gravity of aspect as before:
She opened one that had obviously been often turned over, and read a portion in the drawling tone of a beginner; then laughed, and threw it from her.
Although no soldier, he had frequented camps enough to know the dread significance of that deliberate, drawling, aspirated chant; the lieutenant on shore was taking a part in the morning's work.
The punky pop power gives way at times to drawling rock, acoustic troubadouring and even a Squeeze-sounding flashback but three albums in such quick succession is pushing the boat out perilously close to the rocks of over-indulgence and you can't help but feel the album works as a whole, but none are likely to trouble a future greatest hits package.
There may be no radio-friendly standouts but the end result - all dirty guitars, drawling vocals and honky-tonk piano - is a pure distillation of the messy, joyous essence of rock'n'roll itself, the Stones' finest.
WHEN a friend of a friend organised a plaque marking the Carry on Films at Pinewood Studios, special guest Leslie Phillips, top, explained he wouldn't be drawling "Hel-low