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tremor (ˈtrɛmə



  1. an involuntary shudder or vibration, as from illness, fear, shock, etc
  2. any trembling or quivering movement
  3. a vibrating or trembling effect, as of sound or light
  4. Also called: : earth tremor a minor earthquake



  1. (intransitive) to tremble

Derived Forms

ˈtremorless  adjective
ˈtremorous  adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Latin: a shaking, from tremere to tremble, quake


View thesaurus entry
= shake, shaking, tremble, trembling, shiver, quaking, wobble, quiver, quivering, agitation, vibration, quaver
= earthquake, shock, quake (informal), tremblor (US) (informal)

Translations for 'tremor'

  • British English: tremor A tremor is a small earthquake. NOUNThe earthquake sent tremors through the region.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tremor
  • Chinese: 小地震
  • European Spanish: temblor
  • French: secousse sismiqueN
  • German: Erschütterung
  • Italian: leggera scossa
  • Japanese: 微震
  • Korean: 미진
  • Portuguese: tremor
  • Spanish: temblor

Example Sentences Including 'tremor'

There was a tremor of magic running through the crowd which Harry found difficult to understand yet impossible to mistake.
Dobbs, Michael Wall Games
From somewhere deep inside her, there was an unfamiliar tremor.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
He gripped his hands together tighter, feeling a tremor in his arms.
Thomas, Craig The Last Raven


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