AskDefine | Define lilt

Dictionary Definition

lilt n : a jaunty rhythm in music [syn: swing] v : articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To do anything with animation and quickness, as to skip, fly, or hop.
  2. To sing cheerfully.
  3. To utter with spirit, animation, or gayety; to sing with spirit and liveliness.

Noun

  1. Animated, brisk motion; spirited rhythm; sprightliness.
  2. A lively song or dance; a cheerful tune.

Extensive Definition

Lilt is a brand of soft drink, first released in the UK in 1996, manufactured by The Coca Cola Company and sold in the United Kingdom, Gibraltar and Republic of Ireland only. In the late 1990s it was heavily promoted with advertisements featuring two Jamaican women, Blanche Williams and Hazel Palmer. They became known in the media as the 'Lilt Ladies.'
The complete range consists of Lilt Pineapple and Grapefruit, Lilt Mandarin and Mango, Lilt Zero (Calorie Free) as well as diet versions of the first two.

References

lilt in Welsh: Lilt
lilt in Finnish: Lilt

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Alexandrine, Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied, accent, accentuation, alba, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, anthem, antispast, arsis, art song, aubade, bacchius, ballad, ballade, ballata, barcarole, bark, bawl, beam, beat, bellow, blare, blat, blubber, blues, blues song, boat song, boom, bray, breathe, bridal hymn, brindisi, buzz, cackle, cadence, caesura, calypso, canso, canticle, canzone, canzonet, canzonetta, caper, caracole, carol, catalexis, cavatina, chanson, chant, chantey, chirp, chirrup, chloriamb, chloriambus, choir, chorus, clap hands, colon, coo, counterpoint, cretic, croon, croon song, crow, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, dance, delight, descant, diaeresis, dimeter, dipody, dirge, ditty, do-re-mi, dochmiac, drawl, drinking song, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, epithalamium, epitrite, exclaim, exult, feminine caesura, flute, folk song, foot, frisk, frolic, gambol, gasp, glory, glow, growl, grunt, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, hiss, hum, hymeneal, hymn, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, intonate, intone, ionic, jingle, joy, jubilate, keen, laugh, lay, lied, love song, love-lilt, masculine caesura, matin, measure, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metrics, metron, minstrel, minstrel song, minstrelsy, molossus, mora, movement, mumble, murmur, mutter, national anthem, number, numbers, paeon, pant, pentameter, pentapody, period, pipe, proceleusmatic, prosody, prothalamium, psalm, pyrrhic, quantity, quaver, radiate cheer, rejoice, revel, rhythm, rhythmic pattern, roar, rollick, romp, roulade, rumble, scream, screech, serena, serenade, serenata, shake, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, sing in chorus, skip, skip for joy, smile, snap, snarl, snort, sob, sol-fa, solmizate, song, sparkle, spondee, sprung rhythm, squall, squawk, squeal, stress, swing, syzygy, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, theme song, thesis, thunder, torch song, tremolo, tribrach, trill, trimeter, tripody, triseme, trochee, troll, trumpet, twang, tweedle, tweedledee, twit, twitter, vocalize, wail, war song, warble, wedding song, whine, whisper, whistle, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yodel
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