Definition of slow drag in English:

slow drag


  • A slow blues rhythm or piece of music.

    • ‘Although first performed by Handy and his band as a sprightly double-time march, the song was soon reclaimed by Bessie Smith and others as a plaintive slow-drag with a hybrid major-minor melody.’


  • [no object] Dance to a slow drag.

    ‘they slow-dragged to low-down blues’
    • ‘The music on this album feels at some points like you should be listening while watching from a velvet-seated auditorium - and at other points like you should be swaying your hips and slow-dragging at a juke joint in Mississippi.’
    • ‘How they felt on my back when he slow-dragged with me, at a fateful ‘Blue Lights in the Basement’ party.’