how to pronounce quaver


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the above transcription of quaver is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

quaver is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of quaver


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


  1. To utter quaveringly.
  2. To use the voice in a trembling manner, as in speaking or singing.
  3. To shake in a trembling manner.

quaver frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word quaver occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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