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Definition of quaver:

  1. A shake, or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music.
  2. An eighth note. See Eighth.
  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. To tremble; to vibrate; to shake.
  5. To utter with quavers.

Synonyms:

jounce, totter, fluctuate, warble, hesitate, sway, falter, vacillate, flitter, twitter, brandish, rock, flap, flicker, waver, weave, oscillate, repetition, thrill, waffle, reel, wave, swing, descant, joggle, flutter, yodel, eighth note, vibrate, tremble, trill.

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