Without a quaver from that crisis of despair in which she must have learned to say it.
“Dear little Lydia,” she murmured, with a quaver in her voice.
The movement must be slow, for there are arpeggios of eight notes to the quaver beat in the guitar part.
What possessed that unlucky voice of mine to quaver in the way it did?
There was not a quaver in Lady Splay's voice, not a sign of agitation in her manner.
"Well, something of that sort," Villon admitted, with a quaver.
She was rigid and erect, but she could not keep the quaver out of her voice.
"One thousand and three hundred," said Ayoub with a quaver of uneasy defiance.
Clancy thought that there was more than that in it, that there was the quaver that indicates panic.
Mr. quaver led, and the choir followed like sheep, all in their own way and fashion.
"to vibrate, tremble," early 15c., probably a frequentative of cwavien "to tremble, shake" (early 13c.), which probably is related to Low German quabbeln "tremble," and possibly of imitative origin. Meaning "sing in trills or quavers" first recorded 1530s. Related: Quavered; quavering.
1560s, in music, "eighth note," from quaver (v.). Meaning "a tremble in the voice" is from 1748.