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)
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