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atilt

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Pronunciation: /əˈtɪlt
 
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Definition of atilt in English:

adverb

Tilted and nearly falling.
Example sentences
  • Before I knew it, he was right in front of me, head atilt again, and preening for me.
  • The helicopter shuddered and roared and we were off at a mind-numbing forty-five degree angle, nose down, the earth hanging all atilt before us, our hearts in our throats and our stomachs still on the ground.
  • When I ask to visit, I'm told to look for the yellow Santa Fe Railway boxcar, which is set atilt on uneven ground and easily seen from the road.

Origin

mid 16th century: from a-2 + tilt.

Words that rhyme with atilt

built, gilt, guilt, hilt, jilt, kilt, lilt, quilt, silt, spilt, stilt, tilt, upbuilt, wilt

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