quaver - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈkweɪvə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyquaver
he/she/itquavers
present participlequavering
past tensequavered
past participlequavered
  1. if your voice quavers, it is not steady because you are feeling nervous or afraid

derived word