Definition of drool in English:

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Pronunciation: /dro͞ol/


[no object]
1Drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth: the baby begins to drool, then to cough
More example sentences
  • When Cordelia puts some of the stuff in her mouth, she rolls it around in her mouth, looks terrified, and drools uncontrollably.
  • She stirred and then opened her mouth and began to drool.
  • All our mouths dropped, and began to drool, I know Jesse did.
1.1 informal Make an excessive and obvious show of pleasure or desire: I could imagine him as a teacher being drooled over by the girls
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  • And now that I've drooled over Danny's site, my eyes are wandering over to the cupboard where I keep a secret stash of notebooks, colouring pencils and of course a supply of purple pens.
  • Another girl friend drooled over Steve McQueen.
  • While the sales lady took 45 minutes to ring it up, I drooled over the jewelry and pointed out items for the kid to tell her father to get for me.


Saliva falling from the mouth.
Example sentences
  • Bill was staring at Heather with a small puddle of drool just waiting to fall from the edge of his parted lips.
  • I know sometimes I drop the act and my eyes glaze over and a droplet of drool trickles from the corner of my mouth.
  • The hideous fangs that hung from his mouth were covered in drool, releasing a deadly, foul odour.


Early 19th century: contraction of drivel.

Words that rhyme with drool

Banjul, befool, Boole, boule, boules, boulle, cagoule, cool, fool, ghoul, Joule, mewl, misrule, mule, O'Toole, pool, Poole, pul, pule, Raoul, rule, school, shul, sool, spool, Stamboul, stool, Thule, tomfool, tulle, you'll, yule

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Syllabification: drool

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