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  • adv. In a lilting manner.


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  • But if Hamasyan likes embroidering gentle folk melodies and combining them with a little liltingly tranquil singing too, his power at a keyboard always throbs below the surface in rolling, ostinato patterns, chord-clamouring climaxes and whirling folk dances.

    This week's new live music

  • For variety, there were a jazzy "Lover Man" and a liltingly bitchy "I'm Still Here" (with a new Sondheim lyric: "I kept my distance, kept my space/I kept my nose to spite my face"), which surprised as much as they charmed.

    Happy Days Are Here Again--Again

  • Like Jon Brion's schizoid musical score, which is liltingly romantic one moment and abrasively percussive the next, "Punch-Drunk Love" is determined to throw you off balance.

    Call Him Unhappy Gilmore

  • Lord, I just heard about a new Drug that allows young women to avoid their periods completely, and people are buying it despite the disclaimers which liltingly prance out death and demolition if one takes the new "pill".

    A Review of Chalmers Johnson's Nemesis - The Last Days of the American Republic

  • "You aren't going to be gettin' bored in here, are ye?" one of them mocked liltingly.

    Come on down to Chris & Emily's Emporium of Boxes!

  • On the way down the hall to her own room, crisscrossing from right to left, she knocked four times and called each of the occupants 'names liltingly.


  • He began to sing, softly and liltingly, to himself.

    Cyber Way

  • The hawk flies low and liltingly across the tops of the sedges.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • But, as she wheeled the perambulator up and down the front walk, her mind liltingly repeated the words she had written, and she stepped along in time to the rhythm.


  • Griswold's pale face flushed and the blood sang liltingly in his veins.

    The Price


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