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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Definition of the noun drawl
What does drawl mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: drawls
- a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
Alternative definition of the noun drawl
- 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
- lengthen and slow down or draw out
- example: drawl one's vowels
Syntactic formula Example 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
- to speak with a drawl.
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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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A 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 ...
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.
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 ...
Crossword 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 ...
by Raymond Hickey
Drawl,. Southern. See AMERICAN ENGLISH, SOUTHERN. DRESS. lexical. set. The set of words which have the vowel used in.
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 ...
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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Cash with drawl
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Video about Drawl
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 ...
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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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