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noun as in noise

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Yet it only takes one turn—whether it’s the jolt of hardpack or the velvety purr of plundering pow—to remember what happiness is.

On this week’s episode of Weirdest Thing, we get into the use of real-world animal sounds for creating everything from the purr of an engine to the sci-fi whoosh of a TIE fighter.

If there was an Oscar for performances by felines, Inside Llewyn Davis should rightfully have claimed that too, with a purr.

“We always have fun,” she confided in her lilting Slovenian purr.

Move cautiously and reassuringly and the bear will purr contentedly.

She would put her paws on his shoulders, and rub his face, and purr in a most contented manner.

Then the room became silent, and I heard her heavy breathing, like the deep purr of a cat.

"Back—some time," replied Chester's voice, rising above the low purr of the engine with a note of satisfaction in it.

Catching the throbbing purr of the Imp as the car swung in at the driveway Chester jumped up.

The scaup came down the sky in dark masses, giving a rippling purr as they flew.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purr, such as: hum, murmur, sing, and sound.

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