tremor

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noun trem·or \ˈtre-mər\

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 hesitationb :  a cause of such a feeling

Examples of tremor in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of tremor

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


TREMOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of tremor for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TREMOR Defined for Kids

tremor

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noun trem·or \ˈtre-mər\

Definition of tremor for Students

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

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


Medical Dictionary

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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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