Quaver vs Quavery - What's the difference?

quaver | quavery |


As a noun quaver

is a trembling shake.

As a verb quaver

is to shake in a trembling manner.

As an adjective quavery is

apt to quaver.

quaver

English

(wikipedia quaver)

Noun

(en noun)
  • a trembling shake.
  • a trembling of the voice, as in speaking or singing.
  • (music) an eighth note, drawn as a crotchet (quarter note) with a tail.
  • See also

    * breve * crotchet * longa * minim * semibreve

    Verb

  • to shake in a trembling manner.
  • to use the voice in a trembling manner, as in speaking or singing.
  • To utter quaveringly.
  • * Addison
  • We shall hear her quavering them to some sprightly airs of the opera.

    quavery

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Apt to quaver.