Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Shaky; unstable.

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  • adjective Apt to quaver.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Bits of memory came, shadow shapes that took focus: the trilithons, the worlds we had seen, Kenleth standing with Derek and Lupe in the crawler, blinking at his tears and calling his quavery farewell.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • A quavery voice comes from down the block, a convict bitching about nothing in particular.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • "It would be good to set the mizzen-topgallant," I heard Captain West mutter in a weak, quavery voice.

    CHAPTER XXXVIII

  • Her voice got quavery, and for a moment, I thought she might be about to cry.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Her voice got quavery, and for a moment, I thought she might be about to cry.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • A quavery voice comes from down the block, a convict bitching about nothing in particular.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • It seeks to draw yet another quavery line under scandal.

    That settles it for libel law reform. Thanks, Mr Murdoch

  • Her breathing had turned quavery, and a red blotch had popped out on her neck.

    When I Became a White Girl

  • “Hello, my boy,” the former headmaster said in his quavery old-man voice, looking up from some test tubes.

    #33 Killer Connections

  • “Hello, my boy,” the former headmaster said in his quavery old-man voice, looking up from some test tubes.

    #33 Killer Connections

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