verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of lilt
OTHER WORDS FROM liltlilt·ing·ly, adverblilt·ing·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for lilt
“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.Seeing War Vividly: Richard Mosse Stars at the Venice Biennale|Amelia Martyn-Hemphill|June 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sister Simone speaks with a gentle, lilting voice, but her words are pointed and direct.Nuns vs. Romney: The Sisters Hit the Battleground State of Ohio|Christine Howey|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“We always have fun,” she confided in her lilting Slovenian purr.
All the year through its voice was a lilting undertone, and the seasons ran away to the thread of its silver song.Dwellers in Arcady|Albert Bigelow Paine
It was an engaging voice—a voice with soft, lilting notes in it—the voice of a child.Rosa Mundi and Other Stories|Ethel M. Dell
It was Tilly's voice, and it rang with the lilting tones of triumphant joy.The Cottage of Delight|Will N. Harben
From somewhere above their heads came strains of soft, lilting laughter, edged now and then with a hysterical vibration.The Gray Phantom|Herman Landon
Was it not almost too much for children, this lilting announcement of mirth and beauty?Carnival|Compton Mackenzie