If there was an Oscar for performances by felines, Inside Llewyn Davis should rightfully have claimed that too, with a purr.
“We always have fun,” she confided in her lilting Slovenian purr.
Move cautiously and reassuringly and the bear will purr contentedly.
The newspapers pounced on them with joy, as cats pounce and purr on catnip.
I came to the side of the punt and stroked her and she began to purr at once.
All purr and softness when she's a friend—and a perfect she-devil when an enemy.
If you can make him wash and purr in a new place, he will stay.
You are soft and lax, you purr when I stroke you; I could make a pet of you.
There was no sound but the purr of machinery and the mewing of gulls in the distance.
He was an enormous cat, and his purr was as oversized as his body.
1610s, of imitative origin. Related: Purred; purring. As a noun from c.1600.