quavery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quaver +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quavery ‎(comparative more quavery, superlative most quavery)

  1. Apt to quaver; shaky, trembling. [from 16th c.]
    • 2011, Adam Roberts, By Light Alone, Gollancz 2012, p. 110:
      In the middle of the square a fountain poured a quavery thread of shining water into its stone font.