verb (used with or without object)
Origin of lilt
Examples from the Web for lilted
She thought that Burr was there, and she lilted more loudly the Virginia reel.
Madelon stood up in the little gallery allotted to the violins and lilted, and the march began.
Just then the newcomer heard the lilted announcement: “Footsteps I hear, and now will appear my very dear little daughter.”The Phantom Yacht|Carol Norton
"I ain't 'alf so funny as that young billy-goat o' yours, my dear," replied the old trainer, and lilted on his way.Boy Woodburn|Alfred Ollivant
Eerily it tripped and chimed and lilted to its close, and the Maestro swung about and faced them, smiling still, quizzically.The Happy Venture|Edith Ballinger Price
British Dictionary definitions for lilted
Word Origin for lilt
Word Origin and History for lilted
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.