drawl Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “drawl” in the English Dictionary

"drawl" in British English

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drawlnoun [S]

uk   /drɔːl/  us   /drɑːl/
a ​slow way of ​speaking in which the ​vowelsounds are made ​longer and words are not ​separatedclearly: a ​southern/Texan/mid-Atlantic drawl
verb [I or T] uk   us  
[+ speech] "Hey, what's the ​rush? Slow down, ​baby!" he drawled.
(Definition of drawl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drawl" in American English

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drawlnoun [C]

 us   /drɔl/
a way of ​speaking esp. in the ​southern US in which some ​vowelsounds are made ​longer and which ​thereforeseemsslower than ​usual: He had ​brightblueeyes and a ​beautifulsouthern drawl.
(Definition of drawl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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