Definition of waver in English:

waver

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Pronunciation: /ˈweɪvə
 
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verb

[no object]
  • 1Move in a quivering way; flicker: the flame wavered in the draught
    More example sentences
    • The small rectangle of silver metal clicked against his claws as he flipped the lid open, the electric spark igniting the gas in a blue flame that wavered in a draught.
    • But before he had a chance to say anything else, the screen began flickering and wavering erratically.
    • The ceiling wavered and shimmered, flickering in and out of clarity.
    Synonyms
    flicker, quiver, tremble, twinkle, glimmer, wink, blink

Derivatives

waverer

noun
More example sentences
  • It goes a substantial way towards neutralising the environment as an issue and it will encourage some waverers to cast their lot with the Coalition.
  • The Nobel Prize has been declined on only two occasions, although there have been waverers.
  • It won't be enough for some, but it will win back most of the waverers.

waveringly

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘Merry Christmas,’ I greeted her waveringly, handing her the gift-wrapped box of chocolates I'd bought awkwardly.
  • The light from the TV flickered over her face, casting it's blue-white waveringly.
  • She leaned in to waveringly kiss him, then for a while she was quiet.

wavery

adjective
More example sentences
  • Her reflection was wavery, but you could see her dark reddish brown, waist length hair, baby blue eyes, high cheekbones, and full red lips.
  • Everything had a wavery look to it, like when you put on glasses that are the wrong prescription or you just plain don't need glasses.
  • Something was there, something wavery, indistinct, rising from the water.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse vafra 'flicker', of Germanic origin. Compare with wave.

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