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lilt
used in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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Definition
a way of speaking, singing, or making music — typically cheerful, lively or pleasing — sometimes with the pitch of the voice rising and falling
  • He had a slight country lilt, like that of the white man at the counter.
    Chapter 10 (22% in)
lilt = accent
  • The disappointment he felt in his daughters sifted down on them like ash, dulling their buttery complexions and choking the lilt out of what should have been girlish voices.
    Chapter 1 (26% in)
lilt = cheerful manner
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