Definition of Trembling

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

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



2. Adjective. Vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze. "Trembling hands"
Exact synonyms: Shaky, Shivering
Similar to: Unsteady
Derivative terms: Shakiness

Definition of Trembling

1. a. Shaking; tottering; quivering.

Definition of Trembling

1. Verb. (present participle of tremble) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trembling

1. tremble [v] - See also: tremble

Medical Definition of Trembling

1. Shaking; tottering; quivering. Trem"blingly, Trembling poplar, the aspen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trembling

trematodea
trematodes
trematoid
trembathite
tremble
tremble dance
tremble dances
trembled
trembler
tremblers
trembles
tremblest
trembleth
tremblier
trembliest
trembling (current term)
trembling palsy
tremblingly
tremblor
tremblors
trembly
tremelimumab
tremella
tremellas
tremelloid
tremendous
tremendously
tremendousness
tremex
tremie

Literary usage of Trembling

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1. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"They \ might also see my fears in my countenance, in my tears, and also in my trembling under the appre- hension of the judgment that did hang over our ..."

2. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, William George Clark, William Aldis Wright (1878)
"If trembling I inhabit then, protest me . . . There are few passages of our author which have given rise to so much discussion as this. ..."

3. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"... By winds upheld, hangs hov'ring in the sky, Is gaz'd upon by ev'ry trembling swain, 560 This for his vineyard fears, and that his For blooming plants, ..."

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