present tense third-person singular of quaver
as in trills
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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“Quavers.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quavers. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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