quaver

Definitions:

  • To quiver, as from weakness; tremble.
  • To speak in a quivering voice; utter a quivering sound.
  • To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice.
  • To utter or sing in a trilling voice.
  • A quivering sound.
  • None
  • A trill.
  • An eighth note.
  • To have a tremulous motion; tremble; vibrate.
  • To sing or sound with the wavy tones of an untrained voice, or with a distinctly tremulous tone; hence, to sing, in general; also, to perform a shake or similar melodic embellishment with the voice or an instrument.
  • To sing in an artless manner or with tremulous tone.
  • A quivering; a trembling.
  • A tremulous or quivering sound or tone.
  • A shake or similar embellishment, particularly in vocal music.
  • An eighth-note (which see).
  • To utter with quavers.
  • To tremble; to vibrate; to shake.
  • 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.
  • A shake, or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music.
  • An eighth note. See <er>Eighth</er>.
  • a <xref>trembling</xref> shake.
  • a trembling of the voice, as in speaking or singing.
  • an <xref>eighth note</xref>, drawn as a <xref>crotchet</xref> (<xref>quarter note</xref>) with a tail.
  • to shake in a trembling manner.
  • to use the voice in a trembling manner, as in speaking or singing.
  • a tremulous sound
  • give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
  • sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
  • a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note
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