adverb see lilting

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lilt — liltingly, adv. liltingness, n. /lilt/, n. 1. rhythmic swing or cadence. 2. a lilting song or tune. v.i., v.t. 3. to sing or play in a light, tripping, or rhythmic manner. [1300 50; ME lulte; perh. akin to D lul pipe, lullen to lull] * * * …   Universalium

  • lilting — adjective Date: 1800 1. characterized by a rhythmical swing or cadence < a lilting stride > 2. cheerful, buoyant < a lilting comedy > • liltingly adverb • liltingness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lilt — [lilt] vt., vi. [ME lilten, lulten, prob. of echoic orig.] to sing, speak, play, or move with a light, graceful rhythm or swing n. 1. a merry song or tune with a light, swingy, and graceful rhythm 2. a light and graceful rhythm or movement… …   English World dictionary

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