adverb see purr II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • purringly — adverb With a purring noise or tone …   Wiktionary

  • purringly — purr·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • purringly — adverb : in a purring manner : with a purr …   Useful english dictionary

  • purr — purringly, adv. /perr/, v.i. 1. to utter a low, continuous, murmuring sound expressive of contentment or pleasure, as a cat does. 2. (of things) to make a sound suggestive of the purring of a cat: The new motor of the car purred. v.t. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • purr — I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1601 a low vibratory murmur typical of an apparently contented or pleased cat II. intransitive verb Date: 1620 1. to make a purr or a sound like a purr < cars purring along the highway > 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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