In the title section of a Lilypond score, I would like a certain word to be placed further down than the rest of the text (in my specific case, I'm using a font for a certain word where the font makes it look like the word is placed higher up than the other words).

title = \markup
        "I want"
        "word to be further down"

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It looks like there is a raise keyword that might do the trick:

\markup {
  \raise #1.0
  • That did the trick! I used it together with negative values to lower the text.
    – Speldosa
    Dec 26, 2016 at 18:56

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