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tremor (ˈtrɛmə Pronunciation for tremor



  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, tremblor

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'

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
There was a tremor of magic running through the crowd which Harry found difficult to understand yet impossible to mistake.
Dobbs, Michael Wall Games


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