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tremor

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noun trem·or \ˈtre-mər\

Simple Definition of tremor

  • : a shaking movement of the ground before or after an earthquake

  • : a slight shaking movement or sound that is caused especially by nervousness, weakness, or illness

Full Definition of tremor

  1. 1a :  a trembling or shaking usually from physical weakness, emotional stress, or diseaseb :  nervous excitement

  2. 2 :  a quivering or vibratory motion; especially :  a discrete small movement following or preceding a major seismic event

  3. 3a :  a feeling of uncertainty or insecurity <a tremor of hesitation>b :  a cause of such a feeling

Examples of tremor

  1. Small tremors were still being felt several days after the earthquake.

  2. I heard a tremor in her voice.

  3. His tremors were caused by the disease.



Origin of tremor

Middle English tremour, from Anglo-French tremor, from Latin, from tremere


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with tremor


TREMOR Defined for Kids

tremor

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noun trem·or \ˈtre-mər\

Definition of tremor

  1. 1 :  a trembling or shaking especially from weakness or disease

  2. 2 :  a shaking motion of the earth during an earthquake




Medical Dictionary

tremor

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noun trem·or \ˈtrem-ər\

Medical Definition of tremor

  1. :  a trembling or shaking usually from physical weakness, emotional stress, or disease <tremors of the hands>





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