past tense of quaver
as in trilled
to sing with the alternation of two musical tones know-it-alls snickered as the opera singer quavered on the high note

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“Quavered.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quavered. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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