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PURR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does purr mean? 

PURR (noun)
  The noun PURR has 1 sense:

1. a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat

  Familiarity information: PURR used as a noun is very rare.


PURR (verb)
  The verb PURR has 2 senses:

1. make a soft swishing sound
2. indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats

  Familiarity information: PURR used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PURR (noun)


Sense 1purr [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("purr" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


PURR (verb)


Sense 1purr [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a soft swishing sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

birr; purr; whir; whirr; whiz; whizz

Context examples:

the motor whirred / the car engine purred

Hypernyms (to "purr" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Cars purr in the streets
The streets purr with cars


Sense 2purr [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

make vibrant sounds; purr

Hypernyms (to "purr" is one way to...):

resonate; vibrate (sound with resonance)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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