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The word ‘lilt’ describes a spirited and jaunty sound that is characterized by a smooth, rhythmical flow or cadence. It implies something lively and springy in nature, and is most commonly used when describing a tune, or making a complimentary reference to a person’s accent.
Amy’s accent has a very pleasant Scottish lilt, so I thought she would be the best person to deal with customers over the phone.
The author’s lilting prose added a degree of liveliness and buoyancy to the book which made it very enjoyable to read.
I love the lilting melody of that song. It always makes me picture palm trees and sunshine.