drawl drawl  /d ˈrɔl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
  2. (v) lengthen and slow down or draw out

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For about a month I was a spare, sinewy frontiersman in fringed buckskin, with crinkly little lines about the eyes and a slow laconic drawl.
  2. Masakazu speaks in a western Japanese drawl speckled with the business jargon he learned while studying architecture and economics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

News

  1. Hear ye, hear ye: Free online archive has about 14,000 hours of audio from Supreme Court arguments

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell’s Tidewater Virginia drawl could make the word “court” sound as if it had two syllables. And Justice Clarence Thomas, though he doesn’t talk much, speaks in a deep baritone. The voices of those justices and 30 others, as well as thousands of lawyers who have argued before the court, are now part of a massive Internet archive assembled by the ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Supreme Court archive has about 14K hours of audio

    Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell's Tidewater Virginia drawl could make the word "court" sound as if it had two syllables. And Justice Clarence Thomas, though he doesn't talk much, speaks ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Supreme Court audio archive _ nearly 14,000 hours _ nearing completion after a decade of work

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell's Tidewater Virginia drawl could make the word "court" sound as if it had two syllables. And Justice Clarence Thomas, though he doesn't talk much, speaks in a deep baritone.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "I pick her up and together we went to a party. The first person who greeted Zeenat was a drunk Raj Kapoor with a gallant drawl who threw his arms around her," Dev writes. "A struggle within me transformed itself into a to-hell-with-it-all...
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Dev Anand Source: The Daily Star

  2. "I would love for him to be here. It was a pretty enjoyable conversation," Hoffman said. "He's a nice man. He's got that Southern drawl from Louisiana. He expressed a desire to be here. He does have prior engagements over the weekend, but I...
    on Sep 21, 2006 By: Trevor Hoffman Source: USA Today

  3. "I met Jim a few times, I had no idea he was Canadian, he didn't have any accent but he didn't have a drawl either," Eveland said Monday night thinking back to pitching for the Hill College Rebels at Hillsboro, Tex., in 2002.
    on Apr 19, 2010 By: Dana Eveland Source: Toronto Sun

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