What does tremble mean?

Definitions for tremble
ˈtrɛm bəltrem·ble

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. tremble(Noun)

    A shake, quiver, or vibration.

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

  2. tremble(Verb)

    To shake, quiver, or vibrate.

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tremble

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tremble

    shake unknowingly because of fear or anxiety.

    He was trembling when I got back home. He probably saw a horror movie.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 6, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tremble in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tremble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tremble in a Sentence

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    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”)

  2. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Oh God, how do the world and heavens confine themselves, when our hearts tremble in their own barriers!

  3. Vladimir Lenin:

    You need to hang … at least 100 notorious kulaks, the rich, and the bloodsuckers … This needs to be accomplished in such a way that people for hundreds of miles around will see, tremble, know and scream out : let's choke and strangle those blood-sucking kulaks.

  4. Lewis Lapham:

    The figure of the enthusiast who has just discovered jogging or a new way to fix tofu can be said to stand or, more accurately, to tremble on the threshold of conversion, as the representative American.

  5. Ashton Oxenden:

    I tremble for the amount of worldliness which prevails in some professing Christian families!

Images & Illustrations of tremble

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