Definition of 'tremble'

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Example sentences containing 'tremble'

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The eggs are done when they are just set but will still tremble slightly in the ramekins. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Her finger is trembling with excitement as she points. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her lips trembled and her gaze widened with tears. Edith Wharton The House of Mirth (1905)She used her gift to still her trembling soul. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Agents around the world are trembling with excitement. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Her face was flushed and her lip trembled. George Eliot Middlemarch (1872)She trembled with fear as she went along the moonlit passages. Elizabeth Gaskell Wives and Daughters (1864)But she drew back her hand, and trembled all over. William Thackeray Vanity Fair (1837)He stood up, trembling with anger. The Sun (2010)When he spoke, his voice fair trembled the heavy timbers that arched the hall. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThe judge leaned forward and gave me a piercing look, his wig trembling slightly. James Fergusson KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)She grew up on a farm, and her voice trembled before crowds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These golden autumn leaves still tremble, but they are less noisy than when they were green. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Who else challenges us as we look at depths in his life that makes us shake and tremble with longing to be like him? Christianity Today (2000)The bridegroom's hand trembled visibly, and no one heard his replies. Louisa May Alcott Little Women (1869)At about midnight they were suddenly awakened from their sleep by a loud noise and the earth trembling, which caused the whole building to shake about them. Barrett, Clive The Gods of Asgard (1989)

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Translations for 'tremble'

British English: tremble /ˈtrɛmbl/ VERB
If you tremble, you shake slightly, usually because you are frightened or cold.
I was trembling with fear.
  • American English: tremble
  • Arabic: يَرْتَعِدُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tremer
  • Chinese: 颤抖
  • Croatian: drhtati
  • Czech: třást se zimou, strachy
  • Danish: skælve
  • Dutch: trillen
  • European Spanish: temblar persona
  • Finnish: vapista
  • French: trembler
  • German: zittern
  • Greek: τρέμω
  • Italian: tremare
  • Japanese: 震える
  • Korean: 떨다
  • Norwegian: skjelve
  • Polish: zadrżeć
  • European Portuguese: tremer
  • Romanian: a tremura
  • Russian: дрожать
  • Spanish: temblar
  • Swedish: darra
  • Thai: สั่นสะเทือน
  • Turkish: titremek
  • Ukrainian: тремтіти
  • Vietnamese: run


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