tootle(redirected from tootling)
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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.
The act or sound of tooting softly and repeatedly, as on a flute.
tootle off Informal
To depart; go.
[Frequentative of toot.]
to toot or hoot softly or repeatedly: the flute tootled quietly.
a soft hoot or series of hoots
[C19: from toot1]
(intr) to go, esp by car
a drive, esp a short pleasure trip
[C19: from tootle1, imitative of the horn of a car]
v. -tled, -tling,
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.
tootle- To toot continuously, as notes on a wind instrument.
See also related terms for wind instrument.
Past participle: tootled
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|Noun||1.||tootle - 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"
|Verb||1.||tootle - play (a musical instrument) casually; "the saxophone player was tootling a sad melody"|
tootle(esp Brit inf)