lilt : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a jaunty rhythm in music
  • v  articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way

  • It calls out upcoming turns in a woman's voice through the Pocket PC's built-in speaker she has a nice Irish lilt and can calculate routes taking into consideration .
  • The new prosperity gave a lilt to the rest of his presidency.
  • As the jet plane erodes Norfolk's isolation, that lilt is fading: fewer than 200 of the 1,500 residents are fluent speakers.
News & Articles

  • When Does Learning Begin?
    Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks about how fetuses in the womb begin taking cues from the outside world, from the lilt of our native language to our favorite foods.
    June 21, 2013 - NPR

  • Josh Lewin in USA Today
    He always had that warmth, that inviting lilt to his voice that always made you feel welcome,Lewin said. "No one can do that like Ernie can."
  • Jay Pritzker in PR Web (press release)
    Pritzker Prize jury chairman, Lord Palumbo, commented, "Mendes da Rocha brings the joyful lilt of Brazil to his work......never afraid of innovation or of taking risks......indeed, a worthy choice."
  • Wachter in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    When Waechter said "hi," it was "almost two syllables drawn out, like a lilt," said Nancy Geiger, interim CEO of the Jewish Federation, where Waechter served as director of annual giving.

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