[ UK /tˈuːtə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈtutəɫ/ ]
  1. play (a musical instrument) casually
    the saxophone player was tootling a sad melody
  1. the sound of casual playing on a musical instrument
    he enjoyed hearing the tootles of their horns as the musicians warmed up
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How To Use tootle In A Sentence

  • Anyway, I heard this rather loud ‘crack’ sound coming from the main bedroom, so off I tootled to see what had happened.
  • Our fail-safe plan of copying the best things that anyone else was doing was actually failing, after most of the people we knew had tootled off to England.
  • He tootles around the island in a black, chauffeur-driven London taxi.
  • Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigour.
  • When driving, do you flash your high beams and tootle your horn before overtaking? Slow Down, Bike Path Racer! « PubliCola
  • It's blissfully untouristy, although a floating gelateria tootles up and down the shoreline. Times, Sunday Times
  • The one you posted is almost like some of those Chinese translations "blow horn loudly" becomes "tootle with vigor", for example you see in Reader's Digest or something. Translating Gibberish
  • So, I got home Thursday evening from Atlanta and tootled off to work yesterday morning like a good girl.
  • It even inspired Eva to take out her tin whistle and tootle for a while. Winter Bloom
  • The Northern Professor and his Godpapa have tootled off down the drive for several days adventure in the north of England.
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