Definition of quaveringly in US English:

quaveringly

adverb

  • See quaver

    • ‘She gulped before asking quaveringly, ‘Um, sir… could you please tell us where we are?’’
    • ‘‘By the author of The Remains of The Day’ they quaveringly assert on the cover of his new novel.’
    • ‘The shorter man bravely risked embarrassment and asked quaveringly, ‘What woman?’’

Pronunciation

quaveringly

/ˈkwāv(ə)riNGlē//ˈkweɪv(ə)rɪŋli/