Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of quaver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear

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Examples

  • I told him my desires humbly, in quavering syllables.

    The Dignity of Dollars

  • And in quavering falsetto, with the customary broken-notes, the old man sang.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • And in quavering falsetto, with the customary broken-notes, the old man sang.

    The Bones of Kahekili

  • I told him my desires humbly, in quavering syllables.

    The Dignity of Dollars

  • I told him my desires humbly, in quavering syllables.

    THE DIGNITY OF DOLLARS

  • Such a charivari as ensued, for just as my tugs at the alarm-bell began to take effect, the clock struck twelve, and the waits set up outside my window in quavering tones, with their teeth chattering from the cold, an old-fashioned lilt.

    A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters

  • [Fumbling and bumbling and frightened conversations as the Church quickly changes its position on women's ordination, with cardinals and the Pope whispering in quavering voices, Hurry!

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • [Fumbling and bumbling and frightened conversations as the Church quickly changes its position on women's ordination, with cardinals and the Pope whispering in quavering voices, Hurry!

    Oh, this is soooooo rich

  • There was some kind of quavering, high-pitched noise coming out of my mouth that seemed to come from my gut at the same time.

    "But I'm still an embryo/With a long, long way to go."

  • There was a kind of quavering buzz in it that made it warble, somehow, made the words slither uncertainly.

    Dead Beat

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