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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note; A tremulous sound v. - Sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below; Give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency.

Usage examples (26)
  • Danger growled, and the Sea-god made earth quaver.
  • I heard Madeleine answer, with a quaver in her voice:
  • Weak sorrows quaver out their shallow being and are not.
  • Loud the people sang old camp-meeting anthems that quaver for more
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