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verb purr pronunciation in British English /pɜː(r)/
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present tense
present participlepurring
past tensepurred
past participlepurred
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a cat purrs, it makes a continuous quiet low sound because it is happy
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] mainly literary to speak in a quiet low voice that sounds happy or attractive

    Choose a romantic piece of music,’ she purred.

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 purr pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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