adjective Date: 1864 marked by trembling or quivering <
all aquiver with excitement

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • aquiver — (adv.) 1864, from A (Cf. a ) (1) + QUIVER (Cf. quiver) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aquiver — /euh kwiv euhr/, adj. in a state of trepidation or vibrant agitation; trembling; quivering (usually used predicatively): The bamboo thicket was aquiver with small birds and insects. The exciting news set me aquiver. [1880 85; A 1 + QUIVER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • aquiver — adjective In a state of excitement, trepidation or agitation; quivering …   Wiktionary

  • aquiver — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by or affected with tremors: quaky, quivery, shaky, shivery, tremulant, tremulous, twittery. See REPETITION …   English dictionary for students

  • aquiver — adj. marked by quivering or trembling from excitement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aquiver — [ə kwɪvə] adjective quivering; trembling …   English new terms dictionary

  • aquiver — aquiv·er …   English syllables

  • aquiver — a•quiv•er [[t]əˈkwɪv ər[/t]] adj. in a state of vibrant agitation • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • aquiver — əˈ adjective Etymology: a (I) + quiver, v. : quivering, trembling …   Useful english dictionary

  • shaky — [adj1] trembling all aquiver*, aquake, aquiver, ashake, faltering, fluctuant, infirm, insecure, jellylike, jerry built*, jittery, nervous, not set, precarious, quaking, quivery, rattletrap, rickety, rocky, rootless, shaking, tottering, tottery,… …   New thesaurus

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