lilting

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lilting (not comparable)

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

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lilting (countable and uncountable, plural liltings)

  1. A type of lively singing without any musical accompaniment, where the tune itself is sung, often to nonsense syllables.
    • Anthology of Music and Dance of the Americas, The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways, Vol 1, Canada and the United States: Secular Traditions.
      Especially welcome in this survey are two examples of turlute, or lilting. In communities where musical instruments were not available, turlute was a common dance accompaniment. The popularity and availability of musical instruments has made lilting a rare art.

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lilting

  1. present participle of lilt

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