He speaks in a strangely alienating and unattractive Mid-Atlantic English drawl.
Boyd is tall and thickly muscled and speaks softly in a Piedmont drawl.
She would let him have it, in her Southern drawl, again and again.
1590s, perhaps from Middle Dutch dralen, East Frisian draulen "to linger, delay," apparently an intensive of the root of draw (v.). Or else a native formation along the same lines. Related: Drawled; drawling. As a noun from 1760.