Lilt (lĭlt), v. i. [Cf. Norw.
lilla, lirla, to sing in a high tone.]
1. To do anything with animation and quickness,
as to skip, fly, or hop. [Prov. Eng.] Wordsworth.
2. To sing cheerfully. [Scot.]
Lilt, v. t. To utter with spirit,
animation, or gayety; to sing with spirit and liveliness.
A classic lecture, rich in sentiment, Tennyson.
With scraps of thundrous epic lilted out
By violet-hooded doctors.
Lilt, n. 1.
Animated, brisk motion; spirited rhythm;
The movement, the lilt, and the subtle charm of
the verse. F. Harrison.
2. A lively song or dance; a cheerful
The housewife went about her work, or spun at her
wheel, with a lilt upon her lips. J. C.