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 purr purr

noun

  • a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat  ( purr )
    a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
  • verb

  • indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats  ( make vibrant sounds, purr )
    indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats
  • make a soft swishing sound  ( birr, purr, whirr, whizz, whir, whiz )
    make a soft swishing sound
     the motor whirred
    the motor whirred
     the car engine purred
    the car engine purred