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lilt


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lilt  \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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lilt  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lilt  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lilt 
  n  :  a  jaunty  rhythm  in  music  [syn:  {swing}] 
  v  :  articulate  in  a  very  careful  and  rhythmic  way 




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