drawl

[drawl]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels.
noun
2.
an act or utterance of a person who drawls.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Dutch or Low German dralen to linger

drawler, noun
drawlingly, adverb
drawlingness, noun
drawly, adjective
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drawl (drɔːl)
 
vb
1.  to speak or utter (words) slowly, esp prolonging the vowel sounds
 
n
2.  the way of speech of someone who drawls
 
[C16: probably frequentative of draw]
 
'drawler
 
n
 
'drawling
 
adj
 
'drawly
 
adj

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drawl
1590s, probably from M.Du. dralen, E.Fris. draulen "to linger, delay," apparently an intensive of the root of draw. Related: Drawled; drawling.
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Example sentences
He was drunk, but spoke fluently and boldly, only occasionally losing the thread of his sentences and drawling his words.
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