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Definition of "tremble" []

  • To shake involuntarily, as from excitement or anger; quake. See Synonyms at shake. (verb-intransitive)
  • To feel fear or anxiety: I tremble at the very thought of it. (verb-intransitive)
  • To vibrate or quiver: leaves trembling in the breeze. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or state of trembling. (noun)
  • A convulsive fit of shaking. Often used in the plural with the. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tremble" in a sentence
  • "The word tremble is commonly looked upon as denoting a good effect of faith; but here it may rather be taken as a bad effect, when applied to the faith of devils."
  • "The atom bomb and the bacterial bomb, wielded by the wicked communist or the wicked capitalist as the case may be, make Washington and the Kremlin tremble, and drive men further along the road toward the abyss."
  • "He ran so fast that he thought he felt the mountain tremble beneath him."