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lilt

Pronunciation: /lɪlt/

Translation of lilt in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (of song, tune) cadencia (feminine) to speak with a lilt hablar con un tono cantarín or musical
    Example sentences
    • In turning it to a danceable 8/4 rhythm they completely lost the appealing lilt of the song.
    • Born in Raipur, he grew up on Parsi theatre, silent films and the robust lilt of Chhatisgarthi folk songs that filled the air all around.
    • For an inordinate seven minutes, the song lilts and rolls into glorified nothingness.

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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.