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Drawl

Drawl appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Draw a nasal ward’s drawl as an award.
  • Drawl as an award’ll draw a nasal ward.
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Video footage: TAIPEI, TAIWAN - FEBRUARY 14, 2015: Guards pick up rifle, salute and turn around, main building entrance at Martyrs Shrine. Officer give loud and drawl command once. Clatter of weapon and steps tramp.
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Definition of the noun drawl

What does drawl mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: drawls

  1. a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels

Alternative definition of the noun drawl

noun

  1. a way of speaking slowly while lengthening vowel sounds and running words together. Characteristic of some southern US accents, as well as Scots.

Definition of the verb drawl

What does drawl mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: drawled | drawling | drawls

  1. lengthen and slow down or draw out
    • example: drawl one's vowels
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Susan whispered
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen told a story | Heather cabled the news | Heather cabled, 'Come immediately.' | Susan whispered the news/a few words
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered the news/a few words to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive]Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan whispered to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan whispered about the party
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered for me to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic]Susan whispered to Rachel, 'Leave the room.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered to Rachel to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Susan whispered to Rachel that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Susan whispered to Rachel how to avoid the crowd

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): babble, bark, bawl, bellow, blare, bleat, bluster, boom, bray, burble, cackle, call, carol, chant, chatter, chirp, cluck, coo, croak, croon, crow, cry, drone, gabble, gibber, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, hiss, holler, hoot, howl, hum, jabber, lilt, lisp, moan, mumble, murmur, mutter, natter, prattle, purr, quaver, rage, rant, rasp, roar, rumble, scream, screech, shout, shriek, simper, sing, snap, snarl, snuffle, splutter, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stammer, stemmer, stutter, thunder, trill, trumpet, twitter, vociferate, wail, warble, wheeze, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, whoop, yammer, yap, yell, yelp, yodel.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic terms: articulate / enounce / enunciate / pronounce / say / sound out = speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

Alternative definition of the verb drawl

verb

  1. to speak with a drawl.

Explanation

Drawl: A drawl is a perceived feature of some varieties of spoken English, and generally indicates longer vowel sounds and diphthongs. Varieties of English which are said to feature pronounced drawls include Southern American English, and Broad Australian English.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Drawl

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Google previewThe Pronunciation of English by Foreigners (1911)

A Course of Lectures to the Students of Norham Hall on the Physiology of Speech by George James Burch

Because to drawl is a sign of the laziness that goes with ignorance — and you may note that to be ignorant one need not necessarily be poor. Anyhow, whether there is any truth in these suggestions or not, it is a fact that the crisp articulation ...

Google previewEnglish in the Southern United States (2003)

by Stephen J. Nagle, Sara L. Sanders

drawl is a synonym for southern accent or southern speech and refers to the putative slowness of southern speech, often attributed to the heat or to the laziness of its speakers. It is thus often used derogatively, as is the term “brogue” or even ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 5: Language by Michael Montgomery, Ellen Johnson

Take the putative southern drawl, for instance. Linguists have only begun to describe it and are now relying on spectrographic analyses to do so; to them drawl refers to the lengthening and raising of accented vowels, normally accompanied by ...

Google previewA Pilgrimage of Faith (2004)

My Story by Henlee H. Barnette

In fact, it speaks so slowly that you may think that the deliberate and dedicated rural drawl is a kind of feigned brag about being from Sugarloaf Township, North Carolina. If you did not know better, you may think you were talking to a fellow who ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (2013)

by Walter W. Skeat

Thus drawl is a doublet of draggle, q. v. Cf. Du. dralen, to loiter, linger, delay; similarly formed from dragen, to carry, endure ; lcel. dralla (< drag-la), to loiter. DRAY, a low cart for heavy goods. (E.) The word dray-load occurs in State Trials, an.

Google previewRandom House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

drawl drapes pi. n. Long curtains, usually of a heavy decorative fabric, hung ai a window: closing the drapes to keep the chill out. □ [Shape of drapes] Beginning with both 4 hands in front of each shoulder, palms facing forward, drop the hands ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

wordily—bloviate Speak plainly and frankly—call a spade a spade Speak pompously and at length—orate Speak quietly—murmur Speak quietly and indistinctively—mutter Speak slowly and affectedly—drawl Speak slowly with long vowels ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Varieties of English (2013)

by Raymond Hickey

Drawl,. Southern. See AMERICAN ENGLISH, SOUTHERN. DRESS. lexical. set. The set of words which have the vowel used in.

Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

by R.L. Trask

drawl /drɔːl/ [non-technical] 1. n. An impressionistic label for any style of speech which is perceived by the person making the judgement as involving an unusual degree of lengthening of vowels, syllables or words or as ...

Google previewThe Globe dictionary of the English language (1873)

by English language

Drawing-master, (drawl ng-ruas-ter) n. One who teaches the art of drawing. Drawing-room, (draw'ing-rodm) n. A room to which company withdraws from the dining- room ;— a reception of company in it;— a formal reception by the sovereign on ...

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Drawl Meaning

Video shows what drawl means. To drag on slowly and heavily; while or dawdle away time indolently.. To utter or pronounce in a dull, spiritless tone, as if by ...

Quotes about Drawl

What a funny thing life is,
So painful, busy and drawl
Greeted only by the ending
Into that dark pit we must fall (Jennifer Doran)
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Scrabble value of D2R1A1W4L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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