Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To toot softly and repeatedly, as on a flute.
  • intransitive verb Informal To walk or drive in a leisurely manner; amble.
  • noun The act or sound of tooting softly and repeatedly, as on a flute.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To toot gently or repeatedly; especially, to produce a succession of weak modulated sounds upon a flute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To toot gently, repeatedly, or continuously, on a wind instrument, as a flute; also, to make a similar noise by any means.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make a soft, toot sound
  • verb To amble aimlessly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sound of casual playing on a musical instrument
  • verb play (a musical instrument) casually

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Frequentative of toot.]

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  • JM bemoans the under use of the good word 'tootle'.

    February 1, 2009