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The ballad begins with the soft twinkle of piano keys and Adele’s voice at a quiet lilt—a spare arrangement that, over the course of six minutes, crescendos to a chills-inducing, booming triumph, emblematic of the transformation she makes herself.
ADELE’S NEW ALBUM ‘30’ IS A MASTERPIECE OF HEARTBREAK AND HONESTYKEVIN FALLONNOVEMBER 19, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
While Metal Gear needs no introduction, it’s been 18 years since Raziel snarled his vows of revenge with a Shakespearean lilt.
VIDEO GAME FRANCHISES WE WANT RAISED FROM THE DEADWASHINGTON POST STAFFOCTOBER 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He seems laid back, at first, with his professorial short beard, square glasses, and slight surfer lilt.
THE QUEST TO LEARN IF OUR BRAIN’S MUTATIONS AFFECT MENTAL HEALTHROXANNE KHAMSIAUGUST 25, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
This Caribbeanized stew, unapologetic for its island lilt, uses fewer ingredients and comes together quickly, while still embodying a striking sense of place.
TRINIDAD-STYLE ALOO AND CHANNA INFUSES AN INDIAN CLASSIC WITH CARIBBEAN FLAVORBRIGID WASHINGTONJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was a native melody, but it had the strange, monotonous lilt of Tony's old-Egyptian melody.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
At the lilt in her voice Mollie, at her end of the wire, sat up and stared inquiringly into the black mouth of the telephone.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
"Better than that," answered Betty with the same lilt to her voice that the girls had heard over the telephone.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
Notice, however, that the beat is quite regular, and the lines lilt along as if there were no change.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
These were the nights when "curtains" hung festooned in the heavens, alive, rippling, dancing to the lilt of lightning music.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
The lilt of a lark hanging above the swale beside them was not sweeter than the sweetness of his voice.
FRECKLESGENE STRATTON-PORTER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LILT

  • bounce
  • cadence
  • cadency
  • downbeat
  • flow
  • lilt
  • measure
  • meter
  • metre
  • movement
  • pattern
  • periodicity
  • pulse
  • regularity
  • rhyme
  • rise and fall
  • swing
  • tempo
  • time
  • uniformity
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