They were scarcely out of sight of the cabin when some distance behind them quavered a long high-pitched yell.
"You see how it—how it made me look, mama," she quavered, having concluded her narrative.
"That is, of course, supposing the story to be true," quavered the old lord.
Henriette endeavored to comfort them, but it was in a voice that quavered strangely.
"Yes, sir," she quavered, while her husband's arm encircled her shoulders in courtly fashion.
"They are watching to see what Warboise will do," quavered Brother Biscoe.
A sound as of many voices wailing in agony rose and trembled and quavered in the air.
"I don't know what to do, I'm sure," quavered the woman irresolutely.
"I am not at all nervous," I quavered as he went down the steps.
"I thought we were going to be gored to death," she quavered.
"to vibrate, tremble," early 15c., probably a frequentative of cwavien "to tremble, shake" (early 13c.), which probably is related to Low German quabbeln "tremble," and possibly of imitative origin. Meaning "sing in trills or quavers" first recorded 1530s. Related: Quavered; quavering.
1560s, in music, "eighth note," from quaver (v.). Meaning "a tremble in the voice" is from 1748.