how to pronounce lilt

/ˈlɪlt/

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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

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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

verb:

  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.

noun:

  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

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