tremble, shiver, shake(verb)
a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
"His hands were trembling when he signed the document"
A shake, quiver, or vibration.
To shake, quiver, or vibrate.
Origin: From trambler and its variants, from tremulare, a derivate of Classical tremere, present active infinitive of tremo.
to shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a person or an animal
to totter; to shake; -- said of a thing
to quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles
an involuntary shaking or quivering
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trem′bl, v.i. to shake, as from fear, cold, or weakness: to shiver: to shake, as sound.—n. the act of trembling: a morbid trembling.—ns. Trem′blement; Trem′bler; Trem′bling.—adv. Trem′blingly.—n. Trem′bling-pop′lar, the aspen.—adj. Trem′bly, tremulous.—adv. tremulously.—adjs. Trem′ūlant, Trem′ūlous, trembling: affected with fear: quivering.—adv. Trem′ūlously.—n. Trem′ūlousness. [O. Fr. trembler—L. tremulus, trembling—tremĕre, to shake.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'tremble' in Verbs Frequency: #852
The numerical value of tremble in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of tremble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.
Oh God, how do the world and heavens confine themselves, when our hearts tremble in their own barriers!
We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble.
The upper lip must never tremble. Some fear to be abused and have their identity destroyed, if they make an aperture in the curtain of their emotions. (“The upper lip must never tremble”)
The walls were shaking, the window frames were shaking, paint started to crumble off the house, i hid in the basement. What else can you do? I took the dog and the cat. In the basement you could hear the earth tremble.
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Translations for tremble
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- tremolar, tremolorCatalan, Valencian
- třást se, chvět seCzech
- temblar, vibración, temblorSpanish
- värinä, väristäFinnish
- vibration, vibrer, tremblement, tremblerFrench
- tremolare, tremore, tremareItalian
- 震える, 震えJapanese
- zidderenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- rūrūtaina, ngāueue, kūnāwiriMāori
- tremor, tremerPortuguese
- трястись, дрожать, дрожание, дрожь, трепетать, дроRussian
- tremuài, trimulare, tremulai, tremulareSardinian
- titremek, ürpermekTurkish
- rung, runVietnamese
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