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qua·ver / ˈkwāvər/ • v. [intr.] (of a person's voice) shake or tremble in speaking, typically through nervousness or emotion. • n. 1. a shake or tremble in a person's voice. 2. Mus., chiefly Brit. another term for eighth note. DERIVATIVES: qua·ver·ing·ly adv.qua·ver·y adj.

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quaver vibrate, tremble XV; trill or shake in singing; also trans. XVI. frequent. (see -ER4) of ME. quave, cwauien (XIII), perh. repr. OE. *cwafian, parallel symbolic formation to cwacian QUAKE.
Hence quaver sb. (mus.) note equal to half a crotchet XVI; shake or trill XVII; tremulous cry, etc. XVIII.

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quaver (Fr. croche; Ger. Achtelnote; It. croma). The 8th-note, notated  (rest notated ): half value of quarter-note.

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Quaver

Quaver

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quavercadaver, slaver •halva, salver, salvor •balaclava, Bratislava, carver, cassava, Costa Brava, guava, Java, kava, larva, lava, palaver •woodcarver •clever, endeavour (US endeavor), ever, forever, however, howsoever, never, never-never, sever, Trevor, whatever, whatsoever, whenever, whensoever, wheresoever, wherever, whichever, whichsoever, whoever, whomever, whomsoever, whosoever •delver, elver •Denver •Ava, caver, craver, deva, engraver, enslaver, favour (US favor), flavour (US flavor), graver, haver, laver, paver, quaver, raver, saver, savour (US savor), shaver, vena cava, waiver, waver •lifesaver • semiquaver •achiever, beaver, believer, cleaver, deceiver, diva, Eva, fever, Geneva, griever, heaver, leaver, lever, Neva, perceiver, receiver, reiver, reliever, retriever, Shiva, underachiever, viva, weaver, weever •cantilever

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