Purring



[pur] /pɜr/

noun, verb (used with or without object), purred, purring.
1.
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[pur] /pɜr/
verb (used without object)
1.
to utter a low, continuous, murmuring sound expressive of contentment or pleasure, as a cat does.
2.
(of things) to make a sound suggestive of the purring of a cat:
The new motor of the car purred.
verb (used with object)
3.
to express by or as if by purring.
noun
4.
the low, vibrating sound made by a cat by the contracting of the laryngeal muscles and the diaphragm as it breathes.
5.
a sound resembling this.
6.
the act of purring.
/pɜː/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (esp of cats) to make a low vibrant sound, usually considered as expressing pleasure, etc
2.
(transitive) to express (pleasure, etc) by this sound
noun
3.
a purring sound
v.

1610s, of imitative origin. Related: Purred; purring. As a noun from c.1600.
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