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Definition of lilt noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    lilt

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//lɪlt//
     
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  1. 1the pleasant way in which a person's voice rises and falls Her voice had a soft Caribbean lilt to it.
  2. 2a regular rising and falling pattern in music, with a strong rhythm Many of his patriotic songs have a stirring lilt.
 
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