purr

Part of speech: verb

To make a low murmuring sound, as a cat.

Part of speech: noun

A prolonged murmur, as of a cat when pleased.

Part of speech: participial adjective

Purring.

Part of speech: noun

Purringly.

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Usage examples "purr":

  1. She for her part pretended to be very sleepy, would yawn and purr like a kitten, and often in confidence of safety actually fall asleep in the middle of a laugh. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
  2. Catching the throbbing purr of the Imp as the car swung in at the driveway Chester jumped up. - "Red Pepper Burns", Grace S. Richmond.
  3. From the steady, comfortable purr which had undertoned all sounds in the tiny glen, the machine burst at once into a deep- toned roar. - "The Power and the Glory", Grace MacGowan Cooke.