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purr

purr

pronunciation:
puhr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: purred, purring, purrs
definition: to make a soft, low, rumbling sound, like the one made by a happy cat.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a soft, low, rumbling sound made by, or like the sound made by, a happy cat.
The purr of the new car's engine excited the driver.
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