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DRAWL. A non-technical term (verb and noun) for SPEECH in which words are drawn out, especially prolonging vowels and final syllables. The term is often pejorative, suggesting that a speaker is affected or lazy: ‘I never heard such a drawling-affecting rogue’ (Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2. 1, 1598). Some accents are regarded as marked by drawling: a southern drawl (in the US). See ACCENT, STYLE.

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drawl

drawl / drôl/ • v. [intr.] speak in a slow, lazy way with prolonged vowel sounds: [with direct speech] “Suits me fine,” he drawled. • n. [in sing.] a slow, lazy way of speaking or an accent with unusually prolonged vowel sounds: a Texas drawl. DERIVATIVES: drawl·er n. drawl·y adj.

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drawl

drawl †crawl or drag along; speak with indolent or affected slowness. XVI. prob. orig. vargrants' cant — EFris., LG., Du. dralen delay, linger.

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drawl

drawlall, appal (US appall), awl, Bacall, ball, bawl, befall, Bengal, brawl, call, caul, crawl, Donegal, drawl, drywall, enthral (US enthrall), fall, forestall, gall, Galle, Gaul, hall, haul, maul, miaul, miscall, Montreal, Naipaul, Nepal, orle, pall, Paul, pawl, Saul, schorl, scrawl, seawall, Senegal, shawl, small, sprawl, squall, stall, stonewall, tall, thrall, trawl, wall, waul, wherewithal, withal, yawl •carryall • blackball • handball •patball • hardball • netball • baseball •paintball • speedball • heelball •meatball • stickball • pinball • spitball •racquetball • basketball • volleyball •eyeball, highball •oddball • softball • mothball •korfball • cornball •lowball, no-ball, snowball •goalball •cueball, screwball •goofball • stoolball • football •puffball • punchball • fireball •rollerball • cannonball • butterball •catchall • bradawl • holdall • Goodall

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