1. lilting

adjective. characterized by a buoyant rhythm.


  • tripping
  • rhythmical
  • rhythmic
  • swinging


  • heavy-footed
  • irregular
  • unmeasured
  • nonrhythmic

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Sentences with lilting

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
The incident in told in gentle language that acknowledges the lilting sadness of realizing a young child grows so quickly into an adult.

2. Adjective
Only the males sing in a beautiful lilting voice.

3. Noun, singular or mass
When you finish a first draft, read your poem aloud to sense if it has a lilting, musical quality.