Definition of Quivering

1. Noun. A shaky motion. "The shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"

Exact synonyms: Palpitation, Quiver, Shakiness, Shaking, Trembling, Vibration
Generic synonyms: Motion
Specialized synonyms: Tremolo, Tremor
Derivative terms: Palpitate, Quiver, Quiver, Shaky, Shaky, Shake, Tremble, Vibrate, Vibrational



2. Noun. The act of vibrating.
Exact synonyms: Quiver, Vibration
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Shudder, Tremor
Derivative terms: Quiver, Vibrate, Vibrational

Definition of Quivering

1. Adjective. shaking, shivering ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of quiver) ¹

3. Noun. A motion by which something quivers or trembles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quivering

1. quiver [v] - See also: quiver

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quivering

quitted
quitter
quitters
quitting
quitting time
quittor
quittors
quitture
quiver
quivered
quiverer
quiverers
quiverful
quiverfuls
quiverier
quivering (current term)
quiveringly
quiverings
quivers
quiversful
quivertip
quivertips
quivery
quixote
quixotes
quixotic
quixotical
quixotically
quixotism
quixotisms

Literary usage of Quivering

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1900)
"There was a persistent rapid quivering of the muscles of the right leg. ... The symptom was best seen in the leg, and the quivering affected chiefly the ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1901)
"There was a persistent rapid quivering of the muscles of the right leg. ... The symptom was best seen in the leg, and the quivering affected chiefly the ..."

3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"At the door Dante turned round violently and shouted down the room, her cheeks flushed and quivering with rage: — Devil out of hell! We won! ..."

4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1904)
"Flaring up and growing dim again, and quivering, they seemed to be busily signalling some joyful mystery to each other. THE French army went on melting away ..."

5. The Poems of Virgil: Vol. I. Containing the Pastoral Poems and Six Books of by Virgil (1874)
"... sweeps off the ashes, still hesitating to bear them finally away, the very ember suddenly lights up the altar with a quivering flame, — a happy omen ! ..."

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