Qua·ver, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quavered p. pr. & vb. n. Quavering.]
1. To tremble; to vibrate; to shake.
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
Qua·ver, v. t. To utter with quavers.
We shall hear her quavering them . . . to some sprightly airs of the opera. --Addison.
1. A shake, or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music.
2. Mus. An eighth note. See Eighth.
n 1: a tremulous sound
2: a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole
note [syn: eighth note]
v 1: give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or
frequency [syn: waver]
2: sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note
above or below [syn: warble, trill]