verb (used with or without object)
- lillo, george,
- lily family,
- lily iron,
- lily of the valley
Origin of lilt
Examples from the Web for lilt
“I would expect that,” he says in a soft tenor voice, with the hint of a Southern lilt.Better Than Fiction: The Rise, Fall, And Return of Webb Hubbell|Lloyd Grove|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Morris shares his side of the story, his voice whispers across the phone line, a gentle Southern lilt kissing every syllable.
His voice carries some of the Bavarian lilt of Werner Herzog, and he looks slightly like Daniel Day-Lewis when he laughs.
“I was starting a new collection and feeling a little depressed,” the 45-year-old says with her strong Gallic lilt.
It was an old English dance, called a "Morris Dance," with a lilt and a tilt which set all feet a-going.Operas Every Child Should Know|Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
They have a lilt of their own that is incompatible with ordinary music.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
Were I a bard, I would cast this tale in excited verse, with a lilt which would catch the speed of the reality.Huntingtower|John Buchan
His verses have that grace and lilt that are the prime essentials to successful comic-opera libretto writing.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions|Slason Thompson
Through the window came to him the lilt of the fresh young voice.The Fighting Edge|William MacLeod Raine
Word Origin for lilt
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.