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Definitions and Synonyms of purr | Another word for purr | What is purr?

Definition 1: a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat - [noun denoting event]

(purr is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 2: indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for purr in the sense of this definition

(purr is a kind of ...) sound with resonance

"The sound resonates well in this theater"

Definition 3: make a soft swishing sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where purr or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the motor whirred
  • the car engine purred

Synonyms for purr in the sense of this definition

(purr is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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