verb (used with or without object)
Origin of lilt
Related formslilt·ing·ly, adverblilt·ing·ness, noun
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