tremulous

2 definitions found

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

Tremulous \Trem"u*lous\, adjective [L. tremulus, fr. tremere to tremble. See {Tremble}.]

1. Shaking; shivering; quivering; as, a tremulous limb; a tremulous motion of the hand or the lips; the tremulous leaf of the poplar.

2. Affected with fear or timidity; trembling.

The tender, tremulous Christian. --Dr. H. More. -- {Trem"u*lous*ly}, adverb -- {Trem"u*lous*ness}, noun

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

tremulous

adjective

1: (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear; "the old lady's quavering voice"; "spoke timidly in a tremulous voice" [syn: {quavering}, {tremulous}]


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