“I would expect that,” he says in a soft tenor voice, with the hint of a Southern lilt.
As Morris shares his side of the story, his voice whispers across the phone line, a gentle Southern lilt kissing every syllable.
“I was starting a new collection and feeling a little depressed,” the 45-year-old says with her strong Gallic lilt.
His voice carries some of the Bavarian lilt of Werner Herzog, and he looks slightly like Daniel Day-Lewis when he laughs.
The radiance of her face, the lilt of her voice, stabbed me with a jealous pang.
That the fisherman's daughter with the Island lilt in her voice—well he recalled it!
Over the breakfast which followed, the picnic spirit still presided, though by now it was beginning to lose a little of the lilt.
Through the window came to him the lilt of the fresh young voice.
He began to whistle very softly and sweetly—the scamp had a pipe like any bird—the lilt of a love-song.
Perhaps it was the lilt of a Gaelic song in these pages that brought a sorrow on me.
1510s, "to lift up" (the voice), probably from late 14c. West Midlands dialect lulten "to sound an alarm," of unknown origin. Possible relatives include Norwegian lilla "to sing" and Low German lul "pipe." It is possible that the whole loose group is imitative. Sense of "sing in a light manner" is first recorded 1786. Related: Lilted; lilting. As a noun, 1728, "lilting song," from the verb. As "rhythmical cadence," 1840.