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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear; "the old
            lady's quavering voice"; "spoke timidly in a tremulous
            voice" [syn: tremulous]