Definition of purr noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pɜː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɜːr//
    (also purring) [singular]
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  1. 1the low continuous sound that a cat makes in its throat, especially when it is happy or comfortable the purr of a cat
  2. 2a low continuous sound that a machine or vehicle makes when it moves or functions the purr of a car engine
  3. 3a way of speaking that uses a low and gentle voice, for example to show you are happy or satisfied, or because you want to attract somebody or get them to do something ‘Hello darling,’ she said with a purr.

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