drawl

All Noun Verb
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  • Info A drawl is a perceived feature of some varieties of spoken English, and generally indicates longer vowel sounds and diphthongs. more...
  • But he did not see the figure, nor did he hear the drawl. Cited from The Scouts of the Valley, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • He said no more, and that he said with a drawl. Cited from Can You Forgive Her?, by Anthony Trollope
  • This time she spoke English in a lower tone, and with a greater drawl. Cited from A Canadian Heroine, Vol. 3, by Mrs. Harry Coghill
  • But she had to own to herself that she did like her, and enjoyed hearing her soft drawl. Cited from Annie Kilburn, by W. D. Howells
  • There was even a drawl in his voice as he answered me. Cited from The Sleuth of St. James Street, by M. D. Post
  • "You are too good!" said I, for the first time using my drawing-room drawl. Cited from Pelham, by E. B. Lytton, Vol. 4
  • If he should even speak, his soft Southern drawl would mean instant betrayal. Cited from My Lady of the North, by Randall Parrish
  • His voice when he spoke again took on the slow drawl of boredom. Cited from Average Jones, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The part required him to deliver his lines in a New York drawl.
  • The boy rolled his eyes towards her and replied in a slow drawl, sometimes they did. Cited from Old Caravan Days, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • He was so clean in his language and was lacking in any drawl, he just inspired me.
  • Already I have noticed you begin to speak through your nose, and with a drawl. Cited from The Blithedale Romance, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The slow, musical drawl of her speech soothed him like the running of clear water. Cited from The Voice of the People, by Ellen Glasgow
  • This does not mean that a speaker must drawl his words. Cited from Public Speaking, by Clarence Stratton
  • His words fell in a slow drawl, not in Spanish, but in English. Cited from Steve Yeager, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Despite the soft drawl of his voice, he spoke with bitterness, as did the others. Cited from Mavericks, by William MacLeod Raine
  • "Don't you think you might try?" he suggested, in his speculative drawl. Cited from The Swindler and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Finally, taking his own time, he touched off her greeting with his precise drawl. Cited from The Stolen Singer, by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  • She speaks with a soft Southern drawl that is almost as drawn out as her daily to-do list.
  • He was a gentle man with a soft, quiet voice and a Southern drawl. Cited from Winning a Cause, by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
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Meaning of drawl

  • noun A slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
  • verb Lengthen and slow down or draw out
    drawl one's vowels