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  • as inmurmur
  • as insing
  • as insough
  • as indrone
  • as inhum

synonyms for purring

  • babble
  • burble
  • growl
  • gurgle
  • hum
  • moan
  • mumble
  • mutter
  • purr
  • stammer
  • utter
  • whisper
  • buzz
  • drip
  • drone
  • flow
  • meander
  • purl
  • ripple
  • rumble
  • stutter
  • susurrate
  • tinkle
  • trickle
  • verbalize
  • vocalize
  • voice
  • stage-whisper
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antonyms for purring

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  • be quiet
  • be quiet
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How to use purring in a sentence

By the time he reached the bridge the cylinders were purring softly and the Comet was going like a limited express.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
They wait patiently until his task is done, all the time purring gently and rhythmically in a sort of sotto voce accompaniment.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
With the lights on full he went purring down the street in the misty fog, pleased with himself and his mission.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
There never yet was the ghost of any lost thing that couldn't be tamed into a purring household pet.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
Her voice had the soft, purring quality in it again, and she lowered her head in the mute Malay obeisance.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
He was off down the road, with the cylinders sweetly purring and the rubber tires kicking up a cloud of dust.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Mike the Angel looked around as he heard the soft purring of the caterpillar treads.
UNWISE CHILDGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
And through all the purring and humming and rustling came the long low swishing sound of a big river.
THE QUIVER 3/1900ANONYMOUS
Just as he was about to press the button of the flashlight, he heard the purring voice of LeBlanc, muffled and indistinct.
THE RANGER BOYS AND THE BORDER SMUGGLERSCLAUDE A. LABELLE
She threw her arms round Mrs. Cameron's neck and rubbed her soft little face against hers, purring affectionately.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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