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  • adj. Having a drawling sound.


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drawl +‎ -y


  • Mr. McCain is unlikely to shed quickly the remarks by former Texas Senator Phil Gramm, a key economic adviser, who, in his drawly way, told the Washington Times:

    A Week of Malaise and Many Gaffes - The Caucus Blog -

  • And his voice changes here, goes redneck and drawly.


  • When the Constitution called, you gave us drawly drivel about what a nice guy Sam Alito is; about hand-written letters written on lined stationery; about Alito protecting religion.

    Dear Senator Robert C. Byrd; How about that Alito?

  • Buck, and Hank, and Joe, and Andy, and talked lazy and drawly, and used considerable many cuss words.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Jake found this drawly John Wayne imitation all but unbear-able in their current circumstances.

    Wizard and Glass

  • "Glass-eye," as the men called the first lieutenant, I noticed, was a much smarter hand than Mr Bitpin, in spite of his drawly way of speaking and lackadaisical airs below; and when he was officer of the watch there was no lolling about the deck or any of the talking that went on behind the boats and in odd corners, as was the case while "old growler" had charge.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • She heard his deep, drawly voice urging the unwisdom of sleeping with calked boots on, and

    Big Timber A Story of the Northwest

  • I'd seen _that_ before, and I recalled with a start when and where I'd heard that soft, drawly voice.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • "Gentlemen," he asked, in a soft, drawly voice that had a mighty familiar note that puzzled me, "have you a permit to have whisky in your possession?"

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • "I'm coming, Miss Joanna," Martha's soft drawly voice increased her bitterness; her own, compared with it, sounded harsh, empty, inexperienced.

    Joanna Godden


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