Eerily it tripped and chimed and lilted to its close, and the Maestro swung about and faced them, smiling still, quizzically.
She put a damper on the sudden enthusiasm that lilted into his voice.
He sat up with alert ears, and lilted suspiciously to a distance.
He lilted a swaying air, and whirled her round the room with gipsy glee.
Madelon stood up in the little gallery allotted to the violins and lilted, and the march began.
Madelon saw him as she lilted, and it seemed to her that she heard what he said.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik lilted joyously about him as he found a chair and sat down.
She thought that Burr was there, and she lilted more loudly the Virginia reel.
"I ain't 'alf so funny as that young billy-goat o' yours, my dear," replied the old trainer, and lilted on his way.
He was very fond of the singing, and lilted away in his own peculiar fashion.
1510s, "to lift up" (the voice), probably from late 14c. West Midlands dialect lulten "to sound an alarm," of unknown origin. Possible relatives include Norwegian lilla "to sing" and Low German lul "pipe." It is possible that the whole loose group is imitative. Sense of "sing in a light manner" is first recorded 1786. Related: Lilted; lilting. As a noun, 1728, "lilting song," from the verb. As "rhythmical cadence," 1840.