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  1. purr

    • IPA[pər]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a cat) make a low continuous vibratory sound expressing contentment;(of a vehicle or engine) move smoothly while making a low vibratory sound
    • n.
      a low continuous vibratory sound, typically that made by a cat or vehicle
    • verb: purr, 3rd person present: purrs, gerund or present participle: purring, past tense: purred, past participle: purred

    • noun: purr, plural noun: purrs

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of a cat) make a low continuous vibratory sound expressing contentment the cat purred loudly, rubbing against her legs
    • (of a vehicle or engine) move smoothly while making a low vibratory sound a sleek blue BMW purred past him
    • speak in a low, soft voice, especially when expressing contentment or acting seductively “Would you like coffee?” she purred she purred her lines seductively

    名詞

    • 1. a low continuous vibratory sound, typically that made by a cat or vehicle a contented purr