tootle

play
verb too·tle \ˈtü-təl\

Definition of tootle

tootled

;

tootling

play \ˈtüt-liŋ, ˈtü-təl-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to toot gently, repeatedly, or continuously

  3. 2 :  to drive or move along in a leisurely manner

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to toot continuously on tootled his flute

tootle

noun

tootler

play \ˈtüt-lər, ˈtü-təl-ər\ noun

Examples of tootle in a Sentence

  1. We tootled along the highway.

  2. He tootled on the flute.

Origin and Etymology of tootle

frequentative of 1toot


TOOTLE Defined for English Language Learners

tootle

play
verb

Definition of tootle for English Language Learners

  • : to drive or move slowly

  • : to play a series of notes on a flute, horn, etc., by blowing into it

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