atrem·​ble ə-ˈtrem-bəl How to pronounce atremble (audio)
: shaking involuntarily : trembling
he was white as death and all atrembleRobert Coover

Examples of atremble in a Sentence

atremble with fright at the sound of the booming howitzers
Recent Examples on the Web The prospect of a multicultural America cannot mesh with the white Protestant template, and this has many white people atremble with cultural insecurity. John E. McIntyre,, 30 Aug. 2017 His gaze has the power to set walls, grown men and the earth itself atremble. A. O. Scott, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of atremble was in 1845

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“Atremble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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