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quaver

noun

1 quaver

A tremulous sound.

Roget 407: roll etc. v.; drumming etc. v.; berloque, bombination, rumbling; tattoo, drumroll; dingdong; tantara; rataplan; ... show more

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more



2 quaver

A musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note.

synonym: eighth note.

Dutch: beving, trilling, vibrato
Polish: ósemka

verb

1 quaver

Give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency.

synonym: waver.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

2 quaver

Sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below.

synonyms: trill, warble.

Roget 416: play, pipe, strike up, sweep the chords, tweedle, fiddle; strike the lyre, beat the drum; blow the horn, sound the horn, wind the horn; doodle; grind the organ; touch the guitar ... show more

Dutch: kwinkeleren


Moby thesaurus: Bebung, accidental, anthem, aphonia, artificial voice, ballad, bob, bobble, bounce, break, breve, broken speech, broken tones, broken voice, bump, carol, chant, chatter, childish treble, chirp ... show more.

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