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An eighth note with stem facing up, an eighth note with stem facing down, and a quaver rest.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English quaveren, frequentative form of quaven, cwavien (to tremble), equivalent to quave +‎ -er. Cognate with Low German quabbeln (to quiver), German quabbeln, quappeln (to quiver). More at quave, quab, quiver.

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NounEdit

quaver (plural quavers)

  1. A trembling shake.
  2. A trembling of the voice, as in speaking or singing.
  3. (music) an eighth note, drawn as a crotchet (quarter note) with a tail.

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VerbEdit

quaver (third-person singular simple present quavers, present participle quavering, simple past and past participle quavered)

  1. To shake in a trembling manner.
  2. (intransitive) To use the voice in a trembling manner, as in speaking or singing.
  3. (transitive) To utter quaveringly.
    • Addison
      We shall hear her quavering them [] to some sprightly airs of the opera.

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