He spoke in a slow, drawling tone, but there was something in it which made me fully believe him.
"We're all right also," said his lordship in his drawling voice.
"Schooner 'Sally' of Portsmouth," came the answer, in the drawling tones of a down-east skipper.
"Love makes a good reader of a man," he said slowly, drawling his words.
There was a drawling pause between the first and second names.
Suddenly to his amazement he heard the drawling growl of Dan Boundary.
A drawling voice from the War Office broke in upon his musings.
Mary stared at him, amazed at his cool, drawling, matter-of-fact tone.
To relieve the drawling recitative or chant, an occasional air was introduced; then more airs; then airs and duets.
"I reckon I could if there was any need of it," was the drawling reply.
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.