liltingness
noun see lilting

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • liltingness — noun The property or characteristic of being lilting …   Wiktionary

  • liltingness — lilt·ing·ness …   English syllables

  • liltingness — noun see lilting …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

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