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drawl

noun [S] uk   /drɔːl/ us    /drɑːl/
a slow way of speaking in which the vowel sounds are made longer and words are not separated clearly: a southern/Texan/mid-Atlantic drawl
drawl
verb [I or T] uk   us  
[+ speech] "Hey, what's the rush? Slow down, baby!" he drawled.
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