Definition of Tremble

1. Noun. A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement.




2. Verb. Move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways. "The streets tremble with crowds"; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"
Specialized synonyms: Shiver, Shudder, Thrill, Throb, Palpitate, Quake, Quiver
Generic synonyms: Agitate, Shake
Derivative terms: Trembler, Trembling

Definition of Tremble

1. v. i. 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. n. An involuntary shaking or quivering.

Definition of Tremble

1. Verb. (intransitive) To shake, quiver, or vibrate. ¹

2. Noun. A shake, quiver, or vibration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tremble

1. to shake involuntarily [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tremble

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trembathite
tremble (current term)
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Literary usage of Tremble

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1. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"... arrows at those that come up to this gate, if haply t .ft- they may die before they can enter in. Christian Then said Christian, I rejoice and tremble. ..."

2. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"... of my soul ascending towards yours, and that they must intermingle, and that I am dying on your account?" Madame Arnoux began to tremble in every limb. ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1899)
"George Fox tells us in his "Journal" that "Justice Bennet [in 1650] was the first to call us Quakers, because I bade him quake and tremble at the word of ..."

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