tootle

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too·tle

 (to͞ot′l)
intr.v. too·tled, too·tling, too·tles
1. To toot softly and repeatedly, as on a flute.
2. Informal To walk or drive in a leisurely manner; amble: spent the morning tootling around town.
n.
The act or sound of tooting softly and repeatedly, as on a flute.
Phrasal Verb:
tootle off Informal
To depart; go.

[Frequentative of toot.]

tootle

(ˈtuːtəl)
vb
to toot or hoot softly or repeatedly: the flute tootled quietly.
n
a soft hoot or series of hoots
[C19: from toot1]
ˈtootler n

tootle

(ˈtuːtəl)
vb
(intr) to go, esp by car
n
a drive, esp a short pleasure trip
[C19: from tootle1, imitative of the horn of a car]

too•tle

(ˈtut l)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to toot gently or repeatedly as on a flute.
2. to proceed in a leisurely way.
n.
3. the sound made by tooting on a flute or the like.
[1810–20]
too′tler, n.

tootle

- To toot continuously, as notes on a wind instrument.
See also related terms for wind instrument.

tootle


Past participle: tootled
Gerund: tootling

Imperative
tootle
tootle
Present
I tootle
you tootle
he/she/it tootles
we tootle
you tootle
they tootle
Preterite
I tootled
you tootled
he/she/it tootled
we tootled
you tootled
they tootled
Present Continuous
I am tootling
you are tootling
he/she/it is tootling
we are tootling
you are tootling
they are tootling
Present Perfect
I have tootled
you have tootled
he/she/it has tootled
we have tootled
you have tootled
they have tootled
Past Continuous
I was tootling
you were tootling
he/she/it was tootling
we were tootling
you were tootling
they were tootling
Past Perfect
I had tootled
you had tootled
he/she/it had tootled
we had tootled
you had tootled
they had tootled
Future
I will tootle
you will tootle
he/she/it will tootle
we will tootle
you will tootle
they will tootle
Future Perfect
I will have tootled
you will have tootled
he/she/it will have tootled
we will have tootled
you will have tootled
they will have tootled
Future Continuous
I will be tootling
you will be tootling
he/she/it will be tootling
we will be tootling
you will be tootling
they will be tootling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tootling
you have been tootling
he/she/it has been tootling
we have been tootling
you have been tootling
they have been tootling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tootling
you will have been tootling
he/she/it will have been tootling
we will have been tootling
you will have been tootling
they will have been tootling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tootling
you had been tootling
he/she/it had been tootling
we had been tootling
you had been tootling
they had been tootling
Conditional
I would tootle
you would tootle
he/she/it would tootle
we would tootle
you would tootle
they would tootle
Past Conditional
I would have tootled
you would have tootled
he/she/it would have tootled
we would have tootled
you would have tootled
they would have tootled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tootle - the sound of casual playing on a musical instrumenttootle - the sound of casual playing on a musical instrument; "he enjoyed hearing the tootles of their horns as the musicians warmed up"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.tootle - play (a musical instrument) casuallytootle - play (a musical instrument) casually; "the saxophone player was tootling a sad melody"
beep, claxon, honk, toot, blare - make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared"
Translations

tootle

[ˈtuːtl]
A. N (Mus) → sonido m breve (de flauta, trompeta )
B. VT [+ flute etc] → tocar
C. VI
1. (Mus) → tocar la flauta
2. (Aut) we tootled down to Brightonhicimos una escapada a Brighton, fuimos de excursión a Brighton
we were tootling along at 60íbamos a 60

tootle

(esp Brit inf)
vi
(on whistle etc: also tootle away) → vor sich hin dudeln (inf)
(= drive)juckeln (inf); (= go)trotten, zotteln; I’ll just tootle (down) to the shopsich geh bloß mal eben (runter) einkaufen; it’s time I was tootling offes wird Zeit, dass ich abzottele (inf)
n to give a tootle on the car hornhupen; to give a tootle on a whistleauf einer Flöte herumdudeln (inf)
References in classic literature ?
But as Peter sat by the shore tootling divinely on his pipe he sometimes fell into sad thoughts and then the music became sad also, and the reason of all this sadness was that he could not reach the Gardens, though he could see them through the arch of the bridge.
So that's how Sunday was spent - daughter and pals sleeping off an all-nighter, son oblivious to the worry he'd caused and me and Mrs R tootling around the Lakes, listening to Paul O'Grady on Radio 2.
HAVE you spotted the Steampunk converted coffee vans tootling about in town?
It's generally women who are being encouraged to shed their old selves like a snake does his skin - most men are more than happy to go tootling along as they are, and good for them.
With Jools Holland (Tuesday, BBC2, 10pm - featuring Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney); The Apprentice (Wednesday, BBC1, 9pm - I just can't get enough of it) and Monte Carlo or Bust (Thursday, ITV1, 9pm), which sees six celebs tootling across France.
A tootling drive around this region takes you through ancient redwoods and over remote forested mountains.
They reckon the Leaf will becapable of 90mph, but if you're tootling around city streets you're unlikely to be straying much above 30mph.
Miskolc's leader is clarinettist Balla Miklos, tootling beside a standard trumpet and trombone front line, along with piano, guitar, banjo, bass and drums.
RACING driver Johnnie Herbert tootling along Broad Street at 7am on Saturday.
Lessons in urban areas rarely see the learners stray far from tootling around back streets and test routes, which teaches them zilch
The Hollywood couple - normally seen in chauffeured limos - are tootling around in a silver Skoda hatchback borrowed from Catherine's mum Pat after they arrived in Swansea.