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Quaver

Quaver Meaning & Definition
Quaver Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quaver?

[n] a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note
[n] a tremulous sound
[v] sing with trills
[v] give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quaver: eighth note | trill | warble | waver

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quaver:

See Also | musical note | note | sing | sound | sound | tone | vocalise | vocalize | voice

Quaver In Webster's Dictionary

\Qua"ver\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quavering}.] [OE. quaven to shake, to tremble; cf. LG. quabbeln to shake, to be soft, of fat substances, quabbe a fat lump of flesh, a dewlap, D. kwabbe, and E. quiver, v.] 1. To tremble; to vibrate; to shake. --Sir I. Newton. 2. 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
\Qua"ver\, v. t. To utter with quavers. We shall hear her quavering them . . . to some sprightly airs of the opera. --Addison.
\Qua"ver\, n. 1. A shake, or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music. 2. (Mus.) An eighth note. See {Eighth}.

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