Definition of indrawn in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdrɔːn
, ˈɪn-/


1 [attributive] (Of breath) taken in: she heard the swift indrawn breath of surprise
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  • A long, indrawn breath, hissingly let out in surprise.
  • He heard her indrawn breath, and suddenly the flashing lights in front of his eyes dimmed, and the inexorable pounding behind his left eye receded into the night.
  • I heard Karl's indrawn breath, I looked back at him; his fists were clenched and his face was red, although in pain or anger I could not tell.
2(Of a person) shy and introspective.
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  • A little bit, like I say, generally people are becoming a little bit more indrawn, but most people are travelling very well.
  • Diedre was rather indrawn, and had a problem connecting on a personal level.
  • I am an indrawn person, but I like making friends with people.

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