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Quaver meaning

quaver - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
  2. 2. To tremble; to vibrate; to shake.
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. To utter with quavers.
  5. 5. A shake, or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music.
  6. 6. An eighth note. See Eighth.
  7. 7. A shake of the voice; in mus., note equal to one half a crotchet.
  8. 8. To sing, play, or speak, tremulously.

quaver - examples of usage

  1. Sanborn's laugh had an odd little quaver. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
  2. " Foot asleep," was the ready explanation, given with a certain apprehensive quaver. - "A Poached Peerage", William Magnay.
  3. Mrs. Bolan's that 'raptured she does nothin' but quaver about wid her shaky old v'ice. - "In Wild Rose Time", Amanda M. Douglas.
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