how to pronounce drawl


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the above transcription of drawl is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

drawl is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of drawl in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the thickest country drawl even though I …”

meanings of drawl


  1. To drag on slowly and heavily; to while or dawdle away time indolently.
  2. To utter or pronounce in a dull, spiritless tone, as if by dragging out the utterance.
  3. To move slowly and heavily; move in a dull, slow, lazy manner.
  4. To speak with a slow, spiritless utterance, from affectation, laziness, or lack of interest.


  1. A way of speaking slowly while lengthening vowel sounds and running words together. Characteristic of some southern US accents, as well as Scots.

drawl frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word drawl occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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