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quiver1

quiv·er1

quiver1

 
 
pronunciation:
kwI vr
parts of speech:
transitive verb & intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: quivered, quivering, quivers
definition: to shake or tremble slightly.
Her chin quivered as she wept and begged for mercy.
synonyms:
pulsate, tremble, vibrate
similar words:
shake, shiver
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part of speech: noun
definition: a slight shake or tremble.
I put my arm around the frightened child and felt the quiver of her shoulders.We could hear the quiver in his voice as he nervously addressed the audience.
synonyms:
palpitation, shiver, tremor
similar words:
shake, thrill, trepidation
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derivations: quivery (adj.), quiveringly (adv.), quiverer (n.)
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