Meaning of purr

purr

Pronunciation: (pûr), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to utter a low, continuous, murmuring sound expressive of contentment or pleasure, as a cat does.
  2. (of things) to make a sound suggestive of the purring of a cat: The new motor of the car purred.
—v.t.
  1. to express by or as if by purring.
—n.
  1. the low, vibrating sound made by a cat by the contracting of the laryngeal muscles and the diaphragm as it breathes.
  2. a sound resembling this.
  3. the act of purring.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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