Pronunciation: (pûr),[key] —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. to express by or as if by purring.
—n. 1. the low, vibrating sound made by a cat by the contracting of the laryngeal muscles and the diaphragm as it breathes.
2. a sound resembling this.
3. the act of purring. Also,pur.