Purry vs Howl - What's the difference?

purry | howl |


As an adjective purry

is purring; inclined to purr.

As a noun howl is

the protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.

As a verb howl is

to utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.

purry

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • purring; inclined to purr
  • * 2003 , John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer (page 74)
  • "The little dear," came the nurse's voice low and purry and reassuring, "he's been sitting up worrying all night and he never bothered us once."
  • * 2009 , Tui Sutherland, Bulldog Won't Budge (page 145)
  • I gingerly patted Carbonel's back. His ears twitched, and I felt a rumble go through his fur. He was purring! “You have a very purry cat,” I said to Ellie.

    howl

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
  • A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
  • * Drayton
  • And dogs in corners set them down to howl .
  • * Shakespeare
  • Methought a legion of foul fiends / Environ'd me about, and howled in my ears.
  • To utter a sound expressive of pain or distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
  • * Bible, Isaiah xiii. 6
  • Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand.
  • To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Wild howled the wind.
  • To utter with outcry.
  • to howl derision