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Definition 1: the act of vibrating - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for quiver in the sense of this definition

(quiver is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(... is a kind of quiver ) an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)

Definition 2: case for holding arrows - [noun denoting artifact]

(quiver is a kind of ...) a portable container for carrying several objects

"the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"

Definition 3: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where quiver or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a frisson of surprise shot through him

Synonyms for quiver in the sense of this definition

(quiver is a kind of ...) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Definition 4: a shaky motion - [noun denoting state]

Samples where quiver or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

Synonyms for quiver in the sense of this definition

(quiver is a kind of ...) a state of change

"they were in a state of steady motion"

(... is a kind of quiver ) (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones

(... is a kind of quiver ) shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)

Definition 5: shake with fast, tremulous movements - [verb of motion]

Samples where quiver or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His nostrils palpitated

Synonyms for quiver in the sense of this definition

(quiver is a kind of ...) move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

"His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

Definition 6: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion - [verb of motion]

Samples where quiver or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the city pulsated with music and excitement

Synonyms for quiver in the sense of this definition

(quiver is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(quiver has a similar meaning as ...) expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

"The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"

Definition 7: move back and forth very rapidly - [verb of motion]

Samples where quiver or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the candle flickered

Synonyms for quiver in the sense of this definition

(quiver is a kind of ...) move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

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