“We always have fun,” she confided in her lilting Slovenian purr.
Move cautiously and reassuringly and the bear will purr contentedly.
If there was an Oscar for performances by felines, Inside Llewyn Davis should rightfully have claimed that too, with a purr.
The newspapers pounced on them with joy, as cats pounce and purr on catnip.
And the Tom Cat said, “Can you curve your back, and purr and give out sparks?”
All purr and softness when she's a friend—and a perfect she-devil when an enemy.
I came to the side of the punt and stroked her and she began to purr at once.
You are soft and lax, you purr when I stroke you; I could make a pet of you.
If you can make him wash and purr in a new place, he will stay.
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.