drawly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

drawl +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

drawly (comparative more drawly, superlative most drawly)

  1. (of a voice) Having a drawling sound.
    • 1884, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete[1]:
      They generly had on yellow straw hats most as wide as an umbrella, but didn't wear no coats nor waistcoats, they called one another Bill, and Buck, and Hank, and Joe, and Andy, and talked lazy and drawly, and used considerable many cuss words.
    • 1916, Bertrand W. Sinclair, Big Timber[2]:
      She heard his deep, drawly voice urging the unwisdom of sleeping with calked boots on, and Beaton's hiccupy response.