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Definition of quaver verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive] (+ speech)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quaver
    he / she / it quavers
    past simple quavered
    -ing form quavering
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  1. if someone's voice quavers, it is unsteady, usually because the person is nervous or afraid “I'm not safe here, am I?” she asked in a quavering voice.
  2. NAmE//ˈkweɪvəri//
    adjective a quavery voice
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: quaver

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