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Webster 1913 Edition


Tremble

Trem′ble

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Trembled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Trembling
.]
[F.
trembler
, fr. L.
tremulus
trembling, tremulous, fr.
tremere
to shake, tremble; akin to Gr. [GREEK], Lith.
trimti
. Cf.
Tremulous
,
Tremor
.]
1.
To shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; – said of a person or an animal.
I
tremble
still with fear.
Shakespeare
Frighted Turnus
trembled
as he spoke.
Dryden.
2.
To totter; to shake; – said of a thing.
The Mount of Sinai, whose gray top
Shall
tremble
.
Milton.
3.
To quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles.

Trem′ble

,
Noun.
An involuntary shaking or quivering.
I am all of a
tremble
when I think of it.
W. Black.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tremble

TREM'BLE

,
Verb.
I.
[L. tremo.]
1.
To shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder.
Frighted Turnus trembled as he spoke.
2.
To shake; to quiver; to totter.
Sinai's gray top shall tremble.
3.
To quaver; to shake, as sound; as when we say, the voice trembles.

Definition 2022


tremble

tremble

See also: tremblé

English

Verb

tremble (third-person singular simple present trembles, present participle trembling, simple past and past participle trembled)

  1. (intransitive) To shake, quiver, or vibrate.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
    Her lip started to tremble as she burst into tears.   The dog was trembling from being in the cold weather all day.

Translations

Noun

tremble (plural trembles)

  1. A shake, quiver, or vibration.

Translations

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʁɑ̃bl/

Noun

tremble m (plural trembles)

  1. aspen

Verb

tremble

  1. first-person singular present indicative of trembler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of trembler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of trembler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of trembler
  5. second-person singular imperative of trembler