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  • n. Plural form of lilt.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lilt.


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  • The song lilts and sways, creating an accessible whimsy that is not at all pandering.

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  • Struggling to decode the strange patois, then slipping into its lilts and rhythms, illuminates how malleable language is, how much we mold and shape it to our own contexts and purposes, and yet so often view it as a rigid structure not to be tampered with.

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  • If only for the superb dialog, and the scene where Leo single-handedly takes down the hit squad that Caspar has sent after him, while "Danny Boy" lilts in the background.

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  • There is a large dose of Arcade Fire's jubilance, but with a greater effervescence (like a sheer wash of fluorescent color dripping down) and it is uncanny how the swoops and lilts of Simon Balthazar's voice evoke a young David Byrne.

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  • It is, of course, an allusion to the famous ad campaign "Pan Am Makes the Going Great," a jingle that still lilts for those who cling to the romance of the Golden Age of Commercial Aviation, e.g., this guy.

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  • Is an accent required to cut hair well? probably not, but all four of these upscale hairstylists (prices: $100 to $290) spoke in lovely European lilts.

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  • As the album closes, Jeezy lilts "My President Is Black," careful to add just before the fade out, "I'm Important Too Though!"

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  • It is a soft, non-abrasive cawing that lilts on the shifting breeze and mixes with cooking smells and flowers.

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  • Wherever there is a Santa, a Christmas tree or carols sung, few adult killjoys dare reprimand children that none of the scenes and lilts of nativity are well, native.

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  • Jean-Marc Lubrano Mayra Andrade Unlike the moodier, darker tones of Ms. Évora, Ms. Andrade's voice lilts and wanders, belying some of the more serious content of her songs.

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