Purr Definition

pûr
purred, purring, purrs
noun
purrs
The soft vibrant sound made by a cat.
American Heritage
A low, vibratory sound made by a cat when it seems to be pleased.
Webster's New World
Any sound like this, as of a quietly running engine.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
verb
purred, purring, purrs
To make or utter a soft vibrant sound.
The cat purred. The sewing machine purred.
American Heritage
To make, or express with, a purr.
Webster's New World
To speak in a low voice suggestive of contentment, sexual desire, etc.
Webster's New World

To say (something) in a throaty, seductive manner.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Purr

Noun

Singular:
purr
Plural:
purrs

Origin of Purr

  • Onomatopoeic.

    From Wiktionary

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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