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purr

purr

 
pronunciation:
puhr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: purred, purring, purrs
definition: to produce a soft, low, vibrating sound, as a contented cat.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter by or as if by purring.
He purred his joy.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a purring sound made by, or as if by, a contented cat.
definition 2: an instance of purring.
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derivation: purringly (adv.)
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The words purr and per (for each) sound alike but have different meanings.
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  cat, happiness