trembling

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tremble \Trem"ble\, verb (used without an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Trembling \Trem"bling\, adjective Shaking; tottering; quivering. -- {Trem"bling*ly}, adverb

{Trembling poplar} (Bot.), the aspen.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

trembling

adjective

1: vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands" [syn: {shaky}, {shivering}, {trembling}]

noun

1: a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe" [syn: {shaking}, {shakiness}, {trembling}, {quiver}, {quivering}, {vibration}, {palpitation}]


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