quaver (verb) · quavers (third person present) · quavered (past tense) · quavered (past participle) · quavering (present participle)
quaver (noun) · quavers (plural noun)
quaver (Noun) a trembling of the voice, as in speaking or singing. Etymology: From quaveren, frequentative form of quaven, cwavien, equivalent to . Cognate with quabbeln, quabbeln, quappeln. More at quave, quab, quiver. quaver (Noun) an eighth note, drawn as a crotchet (quarter note) with a tail.
Quaver (noun) a shake , or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music. Etymology: [OE. quaven to shake, to tremble; cf. LG. quabbeln to shake, to be soft, of fat substances, quabbe a fat lump of flesh, a dewlap, D. kwabbe, and E. quiver, v.] Quaver (noun) an eighth note. See Eighth
verb (used without object) to shake tremulously; quiver or tremble: He stood there quavering with fear. to sound, speak, or sing tremulously: Her voice quavered a moment and then she regained control. to perform trills in singing or on a musical instrument.