HyperDic: purr

English > 3 senses of the word purr:
VERBperceptionpurr, whizz, whiz, whirr, whir, birrmake a soft swishing sound
communicationpurr, make vibrant soundsindicate pleasure by purring
NOUNeventpurra low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
purr > pronunciation
Rhymesasper ... zipper: 139 rhymes with per...
English > purr: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat.
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Verbspurrindicate pleasure by purring
English > purr: 3 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningmake a soft swishing sound.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelCars purr in the streets; The streets purr with cars
Example "the car engine purred"
Synonymswhizz, whiz, whirr, whir, birr
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishronronear, silbar, zumbar
Catalanbonir, brumir, brunzir, xiular
English > purr: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningIndicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymmake vibrant sounds
Broaderresonate, vibratesound with resonance
Catalanfilar, roncar
Nounspurra low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat

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