lilt


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lilt

 (lĭlt)
n.
1. A cheerful or lively manner of speaking, in which the pitch of the voice varies pleasantly.
2. A light, happy tune or song.
3. A light or resilient manner of moving or walking.
v. lilt·ed, lilt·ing, lilts
v.tr.
To say, sing, or play (something) in a cheerful, rhythmic manner.
v.intr.
To speak, sing, or play with liveliness or rhythm.

[From Middle English lulten, lilten, to sound an alarm.]

lilt

(lɪlt)
n
1. (Music, other) (in music) a jaunty rhythm
2. a buoyant motion
vb (intr)
3. (Music, other) (of a melody) to have a lilt
4. to move in a buoyant manner
[C14 lulten, origin obscure]
ˈlilting adj

lilt

(lɪlt)
n.
1. rhythmic swing or cadence.
2. a lilting song or tune.
v.i., v.t.
3. to sing or play in a light or rhythmic manner.
[1300–50; Middle English lulte]
lilt′ing•ly, adv.

lilt

- Comes from a word meaning "pipe," and the noun originally meant "song, tune."
See also related terms for tune.

lilt


Past participle: lilted
Gerund: lilting

Imperative
lilt
lilt
Present
I lilt
you lilt
he/she/it lilts
we lilt
you lilt
they lilt
Preterite
I lilted
you lilted
he/she/it lilted
we lilted
you lilted
they lilted
Present Continuous
I am lilting
you are lilting
he/she/it is lilting
we are lilting
you are lilting
they are lilting
Present Perfect
I have lilted
you have lilted
he/she/it has lilted
we have lilted
you have lilted
they have lilted
Past Continuous
I was lilting
you were lilting
he/she/it was lilting
we were lilting
you were lilting
they were lilting
Past Perfect
I had lilted
you had lilted
he/she/it had lilted
we had lilted
you had lilted
they had lilted
Future
I will lilt
you will lilt
he/she/it will lilt
we will lilt
you will lilt
they will lilt
Future Perfect
I will have lilted
you will have lilted
he/she/it will have lilted
we will have lilted
you will have lilted
they will have lilted
Future Continuous
I will be lilting
you will be lilting
he/she/it will be lilting
we will be lilting
you will be lilting
they will be lilting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lilting
you have been lilting
he/she/it has been lilting
we have been lilting
you have been lilting
they have been lilting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lilting
you will have been lilting
he/she/it will have been lilting
we will have been lilting
you will have been lilting
they will have been lilting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lilting
you had been lilting
he/she/it had been lilting
we had been lilting
you had been lilting
they had been lilting
Conditional
I would lilt
you would lilt
he/she/it would lilt
we would lilt
you would lilt
they would lilt
Past Conditional
I would have lilted
you would have lilted
he/she/it would have lilted
we would have lilted
you would have lilted
they would have lilted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lilt - a jaunty rhythm in music
rhythmicity - the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music
Verb1.lilt - articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

lilt

noun rhythm, intonation, cadence, beat, pitch, swing, sway Her voice has a West Country lilt.
Translations
أغنِيَه ذات إيقاع
rytmusšvih
melodisk tonefald
lejtés
léttur taktfastur söngur/lag
smagi melodija
ritms
kıvraklıkoynaklık

lilt

[lɪlt] N (in voice) → tono m cantarín; (in song) → ritmo m alegre
a song with a lilt to ituna canción de ritmo alegre

lilt

[ˈlɪlt] nrythme m, cadence f

lilt

n
(of song)munterer Rhythmus; (of voice)singender Tonfall; she spoke with a Welsh liltsie sprach mit dem singenden Tonfall der Waliser
(= song)fröhliches or munteres Lied
vt songträllern
vi I love the way her voice liltsich mag ihren singenden Tonfall; the tune lilts merrily alongdie Melodie plätschert munter dahin

lilt

[lɪlt] ncadenza

lilt

(lilt) noun
(a tune etc with) a strong rhythm.
References in classic literature ?
Singer and tailor am I-- Doubled the joys that I know-- Proud of my lilt to the sky, Proud of the house that I sew-- Over and under, so weave I my music--so weave I the house that I sew.
In the lilt Of winds I hear her whisper: "Oh that I Might melt into the moonbeams, and with them Leap through the void, and shed myself with them Upon my lover.
It recrudesced the laughter and the song, and put a lilt into my own imagination so that I could laugh and sing and say foolish things with the liveliest of them, or platitudes with verve and intensity to the satisfaction of the pompous mediocre ones who knew no other way to talk.
Possibly I recited with a certain joyous lilt which was my own, for--his memory was good, and at a second rendering, very often the first, he made a quatrain his own--he recited the same lines and invested them with an unrest and passionate revolt that was well- nigh convincing.
It was a gayly-devilish lilt, tripping and tickling.
Katharine's ignorance of Shakespeare did not prevent her from feeling fairly certain that plays should not produce a sense of chill stupor in the audience, such as overcame her as the lines flowed on, sometimes long and sometimes short, but always delivered with the same lilt of voice, which seemed to nail each line firmly on to the same spot in the hearer's brain.
Then he chanced upon Kipling's poems, and was swept away by the lilt and swing and glamour with which familiar things had been invested.
Waves of sinuous shadow went over the ripe hayfields, and plundering bees sang a freebooting lilt in wayside gardens.
It chanced that out of one of the bundles there stuck the end of what the clerk saw to be a cittern, so drawing it forth, he tuned it up and twanged a harmony to the merry lilt which the dancers played.
They tell no story, they are long, they have not, like poetry, a lilt or rhythm to carry one on.
When they came to the windows of the ballroom, the swing of the dancers and the lilt of the music was irresistible.
Biomodulation using LILT instigates both direct and indirect effects.