tremor

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trem·or

noun \ˈtre-mər\

: 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
a :  a trembling or shaking usually from physical weakness, emotional stress, or disease
b :  nervous excitement
2
:  a quivering or vibratory motion; especially :  a discrete small movement following or preceding a major seismic event
3
a :  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

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with TREMOR

trem·or

noun \ˈtrem-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TREMOR

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

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