Purr meaning

pûr
To say (something) in a throaty, seductive manner.
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The soft vibrant sound made by a cat.
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A sound similar to that made by a cat.

The purr of an engine.

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To make or utter a soft vibrant sound.

The cat purred. The sewing machine purred.

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To express by a soft vibrant sound.
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A low, vibratory sound made by a cat when it seems to be pleased.
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Any sound like this, as of a quietly running engine.
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To make, or express with, a purr.
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To speak in a low voice suggestive of contentment, sexual desire, etc.
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(intransitive) Of a cat, to make a vibrating sound in its throat when contented.
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(intransitive) To make a vibrating throaty sound, as from pleasure.
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(intransitive, of an engine) To make a low and consistent rumbling sound.
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The vibrating sound made by a cat in its throat when contented.
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A throaty, seductive sound of pleasure made by a person.
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The low consistent rumble made by an engine at slow speed.
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Origin of purr

  • Imitative

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

  • From Wiktionary