Definition of tremor
- a tremor of hesitation
Small tremors were still being felt several days after the earthquake.
I heard a tremor in her voice.
His tremors were caused by the disease.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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