Definition of quaver verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    quaver

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkweɪvər//
     
    [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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