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v. qua·vered, qua·ver·ing, qua·vers
1. To quiver, as from weakness; tremble.
2. To speak in a quivering voice; utter a quivering sound.
3. Music To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice.
To utter or sing in a trilling voice.
1. A quivering sound.
a. A trill.
b. An eighth note.
[Middle English quaveren, probably frequentative of cwavien, quaven, to tremble.]
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|Adj.||1.||quavering - (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear; "the old lady's quavering voice"; "spoke timidly in a tremulous voice"|
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"