Purring
Pur Pur, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Purred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purring}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. Prov. G. purren.] To utter a low, murmuring, continued sound, as a cat does when pleased. [Written also {purr}.] [1913 Webster]

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