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adjective as in quivering

adjective as in quivery

adjective as in shivery

adjective as in tremulant

adjective as in tremulous

adjective as in twittery

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Example Sentences

In a quavering voice she says: “We met and we never left each other.”

When,” she asks, her voice quavering, “is it going to be enough?

As if to bring everyone back to the issue at hand, Knox then spoke, her voice quavering with emotion.

“Senator Specter asked us to call you,” the communications director began, his voice quavering.

There a familiar sound met his ears—the roll of a drum followed by an incantation in a quavering, high-pitched voice.

When Bardas led him within, he heard the princess's little wind-organ throbbing and quavering.

"I don't know what you mean," said Mr. Milburgh in a quavering voice.

He shook so much that his signature was only a quavering line.

Her voice was choked as she went on—was quavering as with the contemplation of some strange, yet closely-present idea.


On this page you'll find 150 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quavering, such as: battered, broken-down, creaky, dilapidated, feeble, and flimsy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.