Definitions for trembleˈtrɛm bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trem•bleˈtrɛm bəl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling

  1. (v.i.)to shake involuntarily with quick, short movements, as from fear, excitement, or cold; quake; quiver.

  2. to be troubled with fear or apprehension.

  3. to be tremulous.

  4. (n.)the act of trembling.

  5. trembles, (used with a sing. v.)

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Origin of tremble:

1275–1325; ME trem(b)len (v.) < OF trembler < VL *tremulāre, der. of L tremulustremulous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tremble, shiver, shake(verb)

    a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

  2. tremble(verb)

    move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

    "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tremble(verb)ˈtrɛm bəl

    to shake because you are cold, afraid, etc.

    She trembled as she stood before the judges.; to tremble with hunger


  1. tremble(Noun)

    A shake, quiver, or vibration.

  2. tremble(Verb)

    To shake, quiver, or vibrate.

  3. Origin: From trambler and its variants, from tremulare, a derivate of Classical tremere, present active infinitive of tremo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tremble(verb)

    to shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a person or an animal

  2. Tremble(verb)

    to totter; to shake; -- said of a thing

  3. Tremble(verb)

    to quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles

  4. Tremble(noun)

    an involuntary shaking or quivering

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tremble' in Verbs Frequency: #852

Translations for tremble

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a shudder; a tremor

a tremble of fear; The walls gave a sudden tremble as the lorry passed by.

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