How to Pronounce purr?

Correct pronunciation for the word "purr" is [pˈɜː], [pˈɜː], [p_ˈɜː].

"Purr" in context

The sound of a purr is one of the most calming and familiar sounds to us humans. It's a sound made by cats, but small amounts can be heard in other animals including small rodents and dingoes. The sound is made when air is moved through a pet's larynx, and it creates a rhythmical buzzing sound. The sound is a sign of contentment and security, and cats purr when they're happy. A purr can also signal to their owners that they want food or attention.


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