[ US /ˈkwɪvɝɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /kwˈɪvəɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. a shaky motion
    the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  2. the act of vibrating
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How To Use quivering In A Sentence

  • I even dragged my acrophobic mother up mountains in the Auvergne, only to leave her quivering halfway up while I persevered alone to the top.
  • The stress she had been under at work reduced her to a nervous/quivering wreck.
  • I told him the unvarnished truth except for the part about you quivering stark naked with cold in the shower compartment. CORMORANT
  • It is not just the animals that are quivering in the waiting room - the owners are quaking at the thought of facing the vet's bill!
  • Cooper arrived, quivering with rage.
  • Slowly the edge parted and flattened out, broadwise, displaying the marbled brilliance of the butterfly's inner wings, illumining the pale chastity of the sleeping figure as if with a quivering and evanescent jewel. Success A Novel
  • Now, she would gladly exchange unmitigated boredom for the quivering nerves that alerted her to every shadow. PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW
  • Her chin began a spasmodic quivering and the tears sprang into her eyes.
  • There were stars in the night besides those known to astronomers: the stellular fireflies gemmed the black shadows with a fluctuating brilliancy; they circled in and out of the porch, and touched the leaves above Clarsie's head with quivering points of light. In the Tennessee mountains,
  • The larl stroked my cheek with his great, smooth paw, the ivory claws hooded but quivering slightly, as if about to awake. Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories
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