Purry vs Howl - What's the difference?
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.
purring; inclined to purr
* 2003 , John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer (page 74)
* 2009 , Tui Sutherland, Bulldog Won't Budge (page 145)
- "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."
- 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.
The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.
To utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
- And dogs in corners set them down to howl .
To utter a sound expressive of pain or distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
* Bible, Isaiah xiii. 6
- Methought a legion of foul fiends / Environ'd me about, and howled in my ears.
To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
* Sir Walter Scott
- Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand.
To utter with outcry.
- Wild howled the wind.
- to howl derision