how to pronounce lilt


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

The above transcription of lilt is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

lilt is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of lilt

example pitch curve for pronunciation of lilt


test your pronunciation of lilt

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of lilt

video examples of lilt pronunciation

An example use of lilt in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… wish I could get his courtly lilt we …”

meanings of lilt


  1. To utter with spirit, animation, or gaiety; to sing with spirit and liveliness.
  2. To sing cheerfully, especially in Gaelic.
  3. To do something rhythmically, with animation and quickness, usually of music.


  1. A cheerful or melodious accent when speaking.
  2. Animated, brisk motion; spirited rhythm; sprightliness.
  3. A lively song or dance; a cheerful tune.

words with pronunciation similar to lilt


Did this page help you?