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Meaning of TREMBLE

Pronunciation:  'trembul

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

TREMBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    3. To quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the
       voice trembles.
  2. \Trem"ble\, n.
    An involuntary shaking or quivering.
          I am all of a tremble when I think of it. --W. Black.