adverb see quaver I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • quaveringly — adverb in an unsteady quavering manner (Freq. 1) the man began quaveringly to question the soldier • Derived from adjective: ↑quavering * * * adverb : in a quavering manner * * * quāˈveringly adverb • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • quaveringly — See quaver. * * * …   Universalium

  • quaveringly — adverb In a quavering manner; tremulously …   Wiktionary

  • quaveringly — adv. shakingly, tremblingly; with a tremulous sound or voice, with a trill sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quaveringly — qua·ver·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • quaver — I. verb (quavered; quavering) Etymology: Middle English, frequentative of quaven to tremble Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. tremble 2. trill 3. to utter sound in tremulous tones transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quavery — See quaveringly. * * * …   Universalium

  • quaver — quaverer, n. quaveringly, adv. quavery, quaverous, adj. /kway veuhr/, v.i. 1. to shake tremulously; quiver or tremble: He stood there quavering with fear. 2. to sound, speak, or sing tremulously: Her voice quavered a moment and then she regained… …   Universalium

  • fitfully — Synonyms and related words: at haphazard, at intervals, at irregular intervals, at random, brokenly, by catches, by chance, by fits, by jerks, by skips, by snatches, capriciously, carelessly, desultorily, disconnectedly, discontinuously,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jerkily — Synonyms and related words: at irregular intervals, at random, brokenly, by catches, by fits, by jerks, by snatches, capriciously, desultorily, disconnectedly, discontinuously, eccentrically, erratically, fitfully, flutteringly, haltingly, in… …   Moby Thesaurus

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