quave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English quaven, cwavien ‎(to tremble). More at quaver.

Verb[edit]

quave ‎(third-person singular simple present quaves, present participle quaving, simple past and past participle quaved)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To quiver or tremble.
    • 13??, William Langland, Piers Plowman
      The wal waggede and cleef, and al the world quaved.

Noun[edit]

quave ‎(plural quaves)

  1. A shaking; trembling.