purr - definition and synonyms

verb 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

/pɜː(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theypurr
he/she/itpurrs
present participlepurring
past tensepurred
past participlepurred
  1. 1
    [intransitive]

    Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

    if a cat purrs, it makes a continuous quiet low sound because it is happy
     Synonyms and related words
  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.

derived word

purr

 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

noun [countable]
singularpurr
pluralpurrs