Quaver is a situation where your voice shakes, trembles or expresses uncertainty.(verb)
If you are about to give a speech and you are really nervous and your voice trembles instead of coming out clear and strong, this is an example of a time when your voice quavers.
The definition of a quaver is a shake or tremble in your voice.(noun)
If you are about to give a speech and are really nervous and your voice comes out shaky, the shake in your voice is an example of a quaver.
See quaver in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME quaveren, freq. of Early ME cwafien, to shake, tremble < OE *cwafian, prob. < IE base *gwēbh-, wobbly, flabby, tadpole > Ger quappe & Du kwabbe, tadpole
See quaver in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb qua·vered, qua·ver·ing, qua·vers verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English quaveren
Origin: , probably frequentative of cwavien, quaven, to tremble.
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