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tremulous

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adjective trem·u·lous \-ləs\

Simple Definition of tremulous

  • : shaking slightly especially because of nervousness, weakness, or illness

  • : feeling or showing a lack of confidence or courage

Full Definition of tremulous

  1. 1 :  characterized by or affected with trembling or tremors

  2. 2 :  affected with timidity :  timorous

  3. 3 :  such as is or might be caused by nervousness or shakiness <a tremulous smile>

  4. 4 :  exceedingly sensitive :  easily shaken or disordered

trem·u·lous·ly adverb
trem·u·lous·ness noun

Examples of tremulous

  1. She opened the letter with tremulous hands.

  2. He spoke with a tremulous voice.



Origin of tremulous

Latin tremulus — more at tremble


First Known Use: 1611

Rhymes with tremulous


Medical Dictionary

tremulous

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adjective trem·u·lous \ˈtrem-yə-ləs\

Medical Definition of tremulous

  1. :  characterized by or affected with trembling or tremors

  2. trem·u·lous·ness noun





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