Definition of Lilting

1. Adjective. Characterized by a buoyant rhythm. "A tripping singing measure"

Exact synonyms: Swinging, Swingy, Tripping
Similar to: Rhythmic, Rhythmical
Derivative terms: Swing, Swing



Definition of Lilting

1. Adjective. Having a lilt; with energy, spirit and sprightliness; lively and cheerful. ¹

2. Noun. Type of lively singing without any musical accompaniment, where the tune itself is sung. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of lilt) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lilting

1. lilt [v] - See also: lilt

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lilting

liliopsids
lill
lilled
lillianite
lillianites
lilling
lilliputian hallucination
lilliputians
lilliputs
lills
lilly-pillies
lilly-pilly
lilos
lilt
lilted
lilting (current term)
liltingly
liltingness
liltingnesses
lilts
lily
lily-livered
lily-of-the-valley
lily-of-the-valley tree
lily-white
lily family
lily of the Incas
lily of the Nile
lily of the valley
lily pad

Literary usage of Lilting

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1. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"... to pay öS (a debt) by sitting in pri »aj Ш. r<A to tire one's «elf by lilting. ï№ytn, (».) v. я. 1. ..."

2. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts: ... Preserved in by Virginia, William Pitt Palmer, Sherwin McRae, Raleigh Edward Colston, Henry W. Flournoy (1890)
"... £3.12.0 for making ami lilting 9 Bayonets to Pleasant 's conip'y, 5th Reg't. Same to Rob't Smith lor £5. waggon, to Russell's comp., 5th, and 12s. ..."

3. Fighting in Flanders by Edward Alexander Powell (1914)
"As they tramped down the tree-bordered, cobble- paved highroad, we heard, for the first time in Belgium, the lilting refrain of that music- hall ballad ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1869)
"... more effective prevention for the future of the lilting out of .such vessels in ... lilting ..."

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