noun, verb (used with or without object), purred, pur·ring.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of purr
Related Words for purredmoan, growl, purr, babble, whisper, stammer, burble, mutter, hum, utter, mumble, gurgle, serenade, chant, warble, whistle, shout, croon, wait, intone
Examples from the Web for purred
Contemporary Examples of purred
Then she purred, “John, if you wear a double-breasted jacket, you must always keep it buttoned.”The Sexy Side of Maggie: How Thatcher Used Her Softer Quality
January 11, 2012
“Something is happening in our world,” he purred in almost reverent tones.Get Real, Obama!
September 22, 2011
And when Beyoncé appeared in a gold sequined dress, Ford purred: "Now I'm really straight."The Cursed Fashion House
September 14, 2010
Historical Examples of purred
And the cat sat by the fireplace, purred and said never a word.The Chinese Fairy Book
"Charmed at your kind interest in my playthings, I'm sure," he purred.The Einstein See-Saw
Miles John Breuer
The cat, sitting on the ledge inside, rubbed against his hand and purred.The Manxman
"We might waive the formalities in the interests of justice," purred the Lieutenant.The Strolling Saint
Lucy at this, had she been a cat, would have purred and kneaded the carpet.Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Word Origin for purr
1610s, of imitative origin. Related: Purred; purring. As a noun from c.1600.