how to pronounce waver


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waver is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of waver in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but our pitch doesn't waver they're much …”

meanings of waver


  1. To falter; become unsteady; begin to fail or give way.
  2. To be indecisive between choices; to feel or show doubt or indecision; to vacillate.
  3. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.
  4. To fluctuate or vary, as commodity prices or a poorly sustained musical pitch.
  5. To shake or tremble, as the hands or voice.
  6. To flicker, glimmer, quiver, as a weak light.


  1. Someone who waves, enjoys waving, etc.
  2. A tool that accomplishes hair waving.
  3. A sapling left standing in a fallen wood.
  4. An act of wavering, vacillating, etc.
  5. Someone who specializes in waving (hair treatment).


  1. A river in northern Cumbria, England, which flows into the Solway Firth.

waver frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word waver occurs in english on average 0.8 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.

topics waver can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that waver can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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