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Meaning of LILT

Pronunciation:  lilt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a jaunty rhythm in music
  2. [v]  articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
 

LILT is a 4 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: swing
 
 See Also: articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, rhythmicity, say, sound out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lilt\ (l[i^]lt), v. i. [Cf. Norw. lilla, lirla, to sing in
    a high tone.]
    1. To do anything with animation and quickness, as to skip,
       fly, or hop. [Prov. Eng.] --Wordsworth.
    
    2. To sing cheerfully. [Scot.]
    
    
  2. \Lilt\, v. t.
    To utter with spirit, animation, or gayety; to sing with
    spirit and liveliness.
    
          A classic lecture, rich in sentiment, With scraps of
          thundrous epic lilted out By violet-hooded doctors.
                                                   --Tennyson.
    
    
  3. \Lilt\, n.
    1. Animated, brisk motion; spirited rhythm; sprightliness.
    
             The movement, the lilt, and the subtle charm of the
             verse.                                --F. Harrison.
    
    2. A lively song or dance; a cheerful tune.
    
             The housewife went about her work, or spun at her
             wheel, with a lilt upon her lips.     --J. C.
                                                   Shairp.
    
    
 
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