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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
To say, sing, or play (something) in a cheerful, rhythmic manner.
To speak, sing, or play with liveliness or rhythm.
[From Middle English lulten, lilten, to sound an alarm.]
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|Adj.||1.||lilting - characterized by a buoyant rhythm; "an easy lilting stride"; "the flute broke into a light lilting air"; "a swinging pace"; "a graceful swingy walk"; "a tripping singing measure"|
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lilting[ˈlɪltɪŋ] ADJ [voice] → cantarín
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
lilting[ˈlɪltɪŋ] adj [voice, accent] → chantant(e)
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lilting[ˈlɪltɪŋ] adj → melodioso/a
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