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lilting

adjective  us   /ˈlɪl·tɪŋ/
(of a voice or a piece of music) rising and falling in a regular or rhythmic way: "It’s about time you showed up," he says to Eddie in a lilting, teasing voice.
Translations of “lilting”
in Chinese (Traditional) (嗓音或曲調)動聽的,抑揚頓挫的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (嗓音或曲调)动听的,抑扬顿挫的…
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