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quaver

qua·ver

quaver

pronunciation:
kweI vr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: quavered, quavering, quavers
definition 1: to tremble or shake, as from exhaustion or illness.
synonyms:
quake, shiver, tremble
similar words:
falter, flicker, flutter, quiver, shake, shudder, sway, throb, totter, vibrate, waver
definition 2: to make wavering or trembling sounds, with or as if with the voice.
synonyms:
tremble, trill, warble, waver
similar words:
falter, flutter, peep, quake, quiver, shake, throb, twitter, vibrate, wobble, yodel
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to say or sing with a trembling voice.
synonyms:
trill, warble
similar words:
flutter, twitter, yodel
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a trembling or shaking.
synonyms:
shiver, trembling
similar words:
shake, shudder
definition 2: a sound of quavering, esp. in speaking, singing, or playing a musical instrument; trill.
synonyms:
tremolo, trill, vibrato
similar words:
tremor
definition 3: in music, an eighth note.
derivations: quaverous (adj.), quavery (adj.), quaveringly (adv.), quaverer (n.)