Quaver vs Wobble - What's the difference?

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Quaver is a synonym of wobble.


As nouns the difference between quaver and wobble

is that quaver is a trembling shake while wobble is an unsteady motion.

As verbs the difference between quaver and wobble

is that quaver is to shake in a trembling manner while wobble is to move with an uneven or rocking motion, or unsteadily to and fro.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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.

    wobble

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An unsteady motion.
  • The fat man walked down the street with a wobble .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 29 , author=Neil Johnston , title=Norwich 3 - 3 Blackburn , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=That should have been that, but Hart caught a dose of the Hennessey wobbles and spilled Adlene Guedioura's long-range shot.}}
  • A tremulous sound.
  • There was a wobble on her high notes.
  • (music) A low-frequency oscillation sometimes used in dubstep
  • Synonyms

    * (unsteady motion ): jiggle, quiver, shake, tremble * (tremulous sound ): quaver, tremble, tremolo, vibrato

    Verb

    (wobbl)
  • To move with an uneven or rocking motion, or unsteadily to and fro.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-06, volume=408, issue=8843, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The rise of smart beta , passage=Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.}}
  • To tremble or quaver.
  • To vacillate in one's opinions.
  • To cause to wobble.
  • Synonyms

    * (move with an uneven or rocking motion ): judder, shake, shudder, tremble * (quaver ): quaver, quiver, tremble * (vacillate ): falter, vacillate, waffle, waver * (cause to wobble ): jiggle, rock, shake, wiggle

    Derived terms

    * wobbler * wobbly