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 ?
Don't be scared if you find it pretty rough," he had warned, to which her light answer had lilted back, "Oh, I shan't mind.