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Meaning of DRAWL

Pronunciation:  drol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
  2. [v]  in particular, draw out the vowels

DRAWL is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: accent, articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out, speech pattern



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Drawl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drawled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Drawling}.] [Prob. fr. draw: cf. D. dralen to linger, tarry,
    Icel. dralla to loiter. See {Draw}, and cf. {Draggle}.]
    To utter in a slow, lengthened tone.
  2. \Drawl\, v. i.
    To speak with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness,
    lack of spirit, affectation, etc.
          Theologians and moralists . . . talk mostly in a
          drawling and dreaming way about it.      --Landor.
  3. \Drawl\, n.
    A lengthened, slow monotonous utterance.
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