adjective Date: 1800 1. characterized by a rhythmical swing or cadence <
a lilting stride
2. cheerful, buoyant <
a lilting comedy
liltingly adverbliltingness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lilting — is a form of traditional celtic singing common in the Gaelic speaking areas of Ireland, and in some ways resembles scat singing and is called puirt a beul in Scottish Gaelic. For list of All Ireland lilting champions see here: Lilting champions… …   Wikipedia

  • lilting — adj. having a light rhythmical cadence; as, an easy lilting stride; a lilting melody. Syn: swinging, swingy, tripping. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lilting — Le lilting est une forme de chant traditionnel commune aux zones où le gaélique est pratiqué, que ce soit en Irlande ou en Écosse. Il porte des noms différents suivant les régions, tels que mouth music (musique buccale), diddling, jigging, chin… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lilting — 1. adjective Having a lilt; with energy, spirit and sprightliness; lively and cheerful. 2. noun Type of lively singing without any musical accompaniment …   Wiktionary

  • lilting — [[t]lɪ̱ltɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A lilting voice or song rises and falls in pitch in a pleasant way. He had a pleasant, lilting northern accent …   English dictionary

  • lilting — adjective characterized by a buoyant rhythm an easy lilting stride the flute broke into a light lilting air a swinging pace a graceful swingy walk a tripping singing measure • Syn: ↑swinging, ↑swingy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lilting — lilt|ing [ lıltıŋ ] adjective forming a pleasant rising and falling pattern of sounds: a lilting voice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lilting — UK [ˈlɪltɪŋ] / US adjective forming a pleasant rising and falling pattern of sounds a lilting voice …   English dictionary

  • lilting — lɪlt n. light rhythmic song; light rhythmic movement v. play or sing in a light rhythmic manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lilting — tilling …   Anagrams dictionary

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