What does the word purr mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • 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, noun

  • Purring.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Purringly.

Usage examples for 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 by Hermann Sudermann
  2. Catching the throbbing purr of the Imp as the car swung in at the driveway Chester jumped up. – Red Pepper Burns by 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 by Grace MacGowan Cooke