Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To tilt upward.
  • v. To cause to tilt upward.
  • n. A upward tilt

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tilt up: chiefly in the past participle.

Etymologies

up- +‎ tilt (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Her countenance was transfixing in each of its separate aspects—in the mischievous twinkle of her cerulean eyes—in the surpassing delicacy of her rosy little mouth—in the charming uptilt of her tiny nose—and in the lustrous texture of her dark brown hair, which she wore in that endearingly artless style commonly known as “pig-tails.”

    Nevermore

  • His gaze chilled the room and the uptilt to his chin was distinctly resentful.

    Courting Trouble

  • The pressure of her fingers accented the slight uptilt of her brows to elfishness, and her look was introspective.

    The Coast of Chance

  • That identical "well" with its uptilt of question had been on George's tongue.

    The Sturdy Oak A composite Novel of American Politics by fourteen American authors

  • A slight, humorous uptilt to his mouth relieved the face of impassivity and saved it from a too formal clericalism.

    The Clarion

  • Francis Chenoweth never failed to follow both into whatever they planned; he was short and pink, and the uptilt of his nose was coherent with the appealing earnest-ness which was habitual with him.

    The Two Vanrevels

  • Pinckney looking at her noticed again that uptilt of the head, and that far away look as of a person who is trying to remember or straining to hear.

    The Ghost Girl

  • Miss Whitmore started and blushed, then, with an uptilt of chin:

    Chip, of the Flying U

  • Now, as he turned with an unconscious straightening of broad shoulders and a characteristic uptilt of square, cleft chin, the lines smoothed away miraculously, a touch of red crept into his lean cheeks, an eager, boyish gleam of expectation flashed into the clear gray eyes that rested caressingly on the humdrum, sleepy picture before him.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

  • The uptilt of her hat revealed to him the warm soft glow of shining coils of brown hair.

    Back to God's Country and Other Stories

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