V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) to speak slowly and with drawn-out vowels; (n.) slow speech with the vowels drawn out

Synonyms: (n.) accent

Antonyms: enunciation

Tips: Drawl comes from a Middle Dutch word, dralen, which means "linger or delay." When you speak slowly and draw out your vowels, you drawl. You have probably heard someone refer to an accent from the American South as a "Southern Drawl."

Usage Examples:

The singer's Southern drawl was evident even when he sang. (slow and lingering accent) noun

He drawled when he spoke, so that all his words ran together as one. (stretched out his vowels) verb

I find his Texas drawl to be rather charming. (drawn-out speech) noun

I like the slow and deliberate tone of a Southern drawl; I think it can sound very sophisticated. (drawn-out-speech) noun

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