lilting : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • v  articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
  • s  characterized by a buoyant rhythm
    an easy lilting stride
    the flute broke into a light lilting air

  • Pretty and confident, she speaks Mandarin heavily accented with the lilting tones of the Shanghai dialect and browses the malls of this huge city for the latest fashions.
  • But 66 years later, when their descendants moved to more spacious Norfolk Island, they took with them a new language, a lilting fusion of .
  • Lyricist Carl Sigman's sentimental lines were the standard drippy stuff, but the lilting waltz tune had an unusually fresh, clean sound.
News & Articles

  • Russian Singing/Dancing Troupe performs July 19
    The captivating Golden Gates/Moscow Nights musical troupe from St. Petersburg, Russia will present a magical family show featuring Russian songs, lilting balailaka and accordion instrumentals, folk stories, dances, and comedy routines on Friday, July 19 at 7:00 pm.
    June 11, 2013 - Miami Gardens News
  • ALBUM REVIEW: Camera Obscura, 'Desire Lines'
    Tracyanne Campbell s voice never fails to soothe. With simple beauty and hardly a flourish, she declares love and laments it, lilting gently over big emotions. It s been a large part of Camera Obscura s appeal over the years, and makes for satisfying records like Desire Lines.
    June 11, 2013 - Colorado Daily
  • Hot Diggity Dog
    When Alice Wilhoit wanted to improve office morale with little raffles for her co-workers, she had to get permission. “Had to sort of—not really beg—but I was sort of like, ‘pleeease,’” the Department of Public Works employee of the year says in a lilting soprano. Wilhoit, who does payroll and other clerical work at the Montebello Filtration Plant off Hillen Road, has always played by the rules ...
    June 11, 2013 - Baltimore City Paper

  • Mike Newell in San Francisco Chronicle
    I could've wandered a long time looking for that haunting, lilting sound that's so particular to this place and which he was able to put his finger on instantly,said Newell.
  • David Byrne in The Birmingham News -
    Byrne called the music "poppy, but fairly skewed too, with bits of soukous guitar thrown in from time to time, as if it was just a way of playing lilting guitar and not a specific African style. They're not a 'world music' act by any stretch; these...
  • Melody in Globe and Mail
    England's Melody Maker wrote: "These are amongst the very best voices - Anna's, lilting and airy, Kate's deep and fiercer - to be heard in popular music today."

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