Sister Simone speaks with a gentle, lilting voice, but her words are pointed and direct.
“We always have fun,” she confided in her lilting Slovenian purr.
“My dad freaked out when the tabloid reporter turned up,” Cumming says, in his lilting Scottish brogue.
With his sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, and lilting Irish tones, Mosse clearly stuck out as a foreigner in the Congo region.
His eyes brimmed with a lilting excitement and a vast anticipation.
It was answered by a lilting shout as men sprang to their feet.
All the year through its voice was a lilting undertone, and the seasons ran away to the thread of its silver song.
How few of the present generation have ever heard of this "lilting," except in song.
Of a sudden, she became aware of the blending perfumes of the wild flowers and the lilting of an amorous thrush in the wood.
It was Tilly's voice, and it rang with the lilting tones of triumphant joy.
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.