Tootling
Tootle Too"tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tootled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tootling}.] [Freq. of toot.] To toot gently, repeatedly, or continuously, on a wind instrument, as a flute; also, to make a similar noise by any means. ``The tootling robin.'' --John Clare. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Tootle — Too tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tootled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tootling}.] [Freq. of toot.] To toot gently, repeatedly, or continuously, on a wind instrument, as a flute; also, to make a similar noise by any means. The tootling robin. John Clare.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tootled — Tootle Too tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tootled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tootling}.] [Freq. of toot.] To toot gently, repeatedly, or continuously, on a wind instrument, as a flute; also, to make a similar noise by any means. The tootling robin. John Clare …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tootle — toot|le [ˈtu:tl] v [i]BrE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: toot] 1.) [always + adverb/preposition] old fashioned to move slowly in a car ▪ We spent the afternoon tootling along the coast. 2.) to play an instrument that you blow ▪ tootling away… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tootle — [[t]tu͟ːt(ə)l[/t]] tootles, tootling, tootled 1) VERB If you tootle somewhere, you travel or go there without rushing or without any particular aim. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL] [V prep/adv] I m sure Ted is tootling down the motorway at this very… …   English dictionary

  • tootle — I. /ˈtutl / (say toohtl) verb (i) (tootled, tootling) 1. to toot gently or repeatedly on a flute or the like. –noun 2. the sound itself. {frequentative of toot1} II. /ˈtutl / (say toohtl) verb (i) (tootled, tootling) …   Australian English dictionary

  • tootle — [to͞ot′ l] vi. tootled, tootling [freq. of TOOT] 1. to toot softly and more or less continuously on a horn, flute, etc. 2. to move about in a leisurely or unrushed way; esp., to drive in this way as in a small car n. the act or sound of tootling… …   English World dictionary

  • tootle — verb (tootled; tootling) Etymology: frequentative of 1toot Date: 1820 intransitive verb 1. to toot gently, repeatedly, or continuously 2. to drive or move along in a leisurely manner transitive verb to toot continuously on < tootled his flute > • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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