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He's harmless, with his drawl and his round pink face that shines with admiration.

You know his drawl, when his muscles give him the respectful hesitation.

The drawl of the light voice with its rising inflection was only gently plaintive.

His voice was a drawl, very deliberate, very quiet, rather soft and pleasant.

Mr. Winslow interrupted; his drawl was a trifle less evident.

The drawl in which Rathburn concluded his speech drove Eagen to a frenzy.

“I was aiming in a general eastern direction,” Rathburn replied in a drawl.

To this chorus Mr. Lyttleton added a drawl: "Well, I'm damned!"

Why, I recognized that drawl of yours as soon as you opened your mouth.'

Her drawl did seem to impress people, though she could never imagine why.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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