Lilt meaning

lĭlt
Lilt is defined as to speak, sing or move with a light and graceful rhythm.

An example of lilt is to lightly skip down the street.

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To utter with spirit, animation, or gaiety; to sing with spirit and liveliness.
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Animated, brisk motion; spirited rhythm; sprightliness.
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To do something rhythmically, with animation and quickness, usually of music.

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To sing cheerfully, especially in Gaelic.
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A lively song or dance; a cheerful tune.
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A cheerful or melodious accent when speaking.
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The definition of a lilt is a happy or light song, tune or movement.

An example of a lilt is a cheerful song for babies about the ABCs.

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A cheerful or lively manner of speaking, in which the pitch of the voice varies pleasantly.
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A light, happy tune or song.
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A light or resilient manner of moving or walking.
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To say, sing, or play (something) in a cheerful, rhythmic manner.
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To speak, sing, or play with liveliness or rhythm.
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To sing, speak, play, or move with a light, graceful rhythm or swing.
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A merry song or tune with a light, swingy, and graceful rhythm.
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A light and graceful rhythm or movement.
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Origin of lilt

  • From Middle English lulten, lilten to sound an alarm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition