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GUEST,pattyClink With a Celtic lilt (21) RE: With a Celtic lilt 11 Oct 08

When I hear the phrase, I imagine a quality of lightness, floating, almost laughing, that you would hear in splendidly played instrumental or vocal music, whether Irish, Cape Breton, or Scottish. Particularly the no-words 'lilting' that used to be done.

I think the author means: no plodding, no thunking, no heavy-handedness, no overwrought quality.

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