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QUAVERVERB [ˈkwāvər]

quaver (verb) · quavers (third person present) · quavered (past tense) · quavered (past participle) · quavering (present participle)

  • (of a person's voice) shake or tremble in speaking, typically through nervousness or emotion.
Synonyms: tremble . quiver . shake . flutter . vibrate . pulsate . oscillate . fluctuate . waver . ripple . falter . trill . twitter . warble .

quaver (noun) · quavers (plural noun)

  • a shake or tremble in a person's voice.
Synonyms: trembling . shaking . shakiness . tremble . shake . quivering . quiver . twitching . twitch . convulsion . vibration . juddering . judder . quavering . tic . steadiness .
  • a note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note or half a quarter note, represented by a large dot with a hooked stem.Also called eighth note.
Synonyms: eighth note .

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What does the name quaver mean?

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.

What does quaver means in music?

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

What does quavered mean?

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.

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