Definition of drawl verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

drawl

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//drɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drɔːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drawl
BrE BrE//drɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drɔːl//
 
he / she / it drawls
BrE BrE//drɔːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drɔːlz//
 
past simple drawled
BrE BrE//drɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drɔːld//
 
past participle drawled
BrE BrE//drɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drɔːld//
 
-ing form drawling
BrE BrE//ˈdrɔːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɔːlɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] + speech | drawl (something) to speak or say something slowly with vowel sounds that are longer than usual ‘Hi there!’ she drawled lazily. He had a smooth drawling voice. ‘Come in!’ he drawled softly. Word Origin late 16th cent.: probably originally slang, from Low German or Dutch dralen ‘delay, linger’.

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