Trembling or shaking slightly, especially from fear or nervousness.
From the word "quiver" meaning "to shake or vibrate".
- Her voice was quivery as she spoke to the crowd.
- His hands were quivery as he tried to pour the coffee.
- The child's lip quivered as they tried not to cry.
- The old bridge quivered under the weight of the truck.
- The leaves of the tree quivered in the wind.