quaver Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"quaver" in British English

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quaververb [I]

uk   /ˈkweɪ.vər/  us   /-vɚ/
If a person's ​voice quavers, it ​shakes, usually because of ​emotion: Her voicebegan to quaver and I ​thought she was going to ​cry.
adjective uk   us   /-i/ (also quavering, uk   /-ɪŋ/ us   )


uk   /ˈkweɪ.vər/  us   /-vɚ/

quaver noun (MUSICAL NOTE)

[C] UK specialized (US eighth note) music a ​musicalnote that is ​half as ​long as a crotchet

quaver noun (SHAKE)

[S] a ​slightshake in someone's ​voice, ​especially because of ​emotion: There was a quaver in her ​voice as she ​thanked her ​staff for all ​theirsupport.
(Definition of quaver from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quaver" in American English

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quaververb [I]

 us   /ˈkweɪ·vər/
(of a person’s ​voice) to ​soundnervous, esp. because of ​emotion: Her ​voice quavered for a ​moment before she ​gainedcontrol.
(Definition of quaver from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quaver”
in Spanish temblar, vibrar…
in Vietnamese sự rung tiếng…
in Malaysian bergetar…
in Thai เสียงสั่น…
in French chevroter…
in German zittern…
in Chinese (Simplified) (声音)颤抖…
in Indonesian bergetar…
in Chinese (Traditional) (聲音)顫抖…
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