Definitions for: Tremble


[n] reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement
[v] move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook"; "My legs trembled when I went onstage"
[v] move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"



Webster (1913) Definition: Trem"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trembled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Trembling.] [F. trembler, fr. L. tremulus trembling,
tremulous, fr. tremere to shake, tremble; akin to Gr. ?,
Lith. trimti. Cf. Tremulous, Tremor.]
1. To shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness;
to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a
person or an animal.

I tremble still with fear. --Shak.

Frighted Turnus trembled as he spoke. --Dryden.

2. To totter; to shake; -- said of a thing.

The Mount of Sinai, whose gray top Shall tremble.
--Milton.

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


Trem"ble, n.
An involuntary shaking or quivering.

I am all of a tremble when I think of it. --W. Black.

Synonyms: didder, shake, shake, shiver

See Also: agitate, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, move involuntarily, move reflexively, palpitate, physiological reaction, quake, quiver, reflex, shake, shiver, shudder, thrill, throb, unconditioned reflex

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