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
I tremble for the amount of worldliness which prevails in some professing Christian families!
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!
Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.
May my enemies tremble if they still have time! (Que mes ennemis soient tremblants - S'ils en ont encore le temps!)
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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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