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qua•ver



Pronunciation: (kwā'vur), [key]
v.i.
1. to shake tremulously; quiver or tremble: He stood there quavering with fear.
2. to sound, speak, or sing tremulously: Her voice quavered a moment and then she regained control.
3. to perform trills in singing or on a musical instrument.

v.t.
to utter, say, or sing with a quavering or tremulous voice.

n.
1. a quavering or tremulous shake, esp. in the voice.
2. a quavering tone or utterance.
3. Music, Chiefly Brit.an eighth note. See illus. under note.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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