Definición de purr en inglés:


Silabificación: purr


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  • 1(Of a cat) make a low continuous vibratory sound usually expressing contentment.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The cat purred loudly as Daniel scratched him behind the ears.
    • The cat purred loudly as he petted her and paid attention to her.
    • Ant muttered quietly, as the cat purred loudly and began to settle herself in his lap, claws digging in through his denim jeans.
  • 1.1(Of a vehicle or engine) move smoothly while making a low vibratory sound: a sleek blue BMW purred past him
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The car zoomed up behind Jack's BMW, its engine purring and the bright sun reflecting off its red chassis.
    • He started the car, and drove off, into the horizon, his car engine purring like a happy kitten.
    • Gwen pulled to a stop in front of the Browning mansion, the Benz's engine purring softly under the shiny silver hood.
  • 1.2Speak in a low soft voice, especially when expressing contentment or acting seductively: [with direct speech]: “Would you like coffee?” she purred [with object]: she purred her lines seductively
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The female voice purred seductively in his ear.
    • Her voice was low and purring, seductive and soothing.
    • A silky voice purred and I cringed, hating myself for what I was about to do.


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  • A low continuous vibratory sound, typically that made by a cat or vehicle.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Back at Gleb and Sherry's condo, Yoli and I were introduced to their cat, a sleek animal that was actually friendly, with nearly continuous purrs or meows emanating from its cute little open mouth.
    • She continues her satisfied purrs once again, and I join her, smiling warmly down at her, she's being so much nicer to me now.
    • Stroking in circular motions, tracing down her sides, then up her spine and outward again to repeat the process; continuing to receive encouraging purrs from her.


early 17th century: imitative.

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