Quaver

Definition of Quaver

Qua´ver
v. i.1.To tremble; to vibrate; to shake.
[imp. & p. p. Quavered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Quavering.]
2.Especially, to shake the voice; to utter or form sound with rapid or tremulous vibrations, as in singing; also, to trill on a musical instrument
v. t.1.To utter with quavers.
We shall hear her quavering them . . . to some sprightly airs of the opera.
- Addison.
n.1.A shake, or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music.
2.(Mus.) An eighth note. See Eighth.

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