Definition of tremor
1a : a trembling or shaking usually from physical weakness, emotional stress, or diseaseb : nervous excitement
2 : a quivering or vibratory motion; especially : a discrete small movement following or preceding a major seismic event
3a : a feeling of uncertainty or insecurity a tremor of hesitationb : a cause of such a feeling
Examples of tremor in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of tremor from the Web
According to the agency, 77 people across seven ZIP codes had reported feeling the tremor as of 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Among Parkinson’s patients, loss of smell occurs more often than the most common type of tremor.
Beginning in June, Rogers’ team will be launching a trial on patients with Parkinson’s disease, who are often debilitated by involuntary tremors.
Tremor provides software to help marketers and media agencies buy video ads across the desktop and mobile web, as well as connected TVs.
Then came the draft, and a tremor passed out over the country.
President Donald Trump escalated his feud with Berlin on Tuesday, even as Germany’s leader and Trump’s own spokesman tried to defuse the conflict, which has sent tremors through Washington’s core postwar alliances.
The seismic tremors from Libya’s revolution in 2011 reverberated across geographical and generational borders, in Manchester’s sizable Libyan population — the largest outside Libya — and in the Abedi family as well.
In one of its earliest projects, Pantelyat directed a study on how choral singing can affect symptoms of Parkinson's, a neurological disorder whose most common effects include tremors, poor balance, a weakened voice and slurred speech.
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Origin and Etymology of tremor
Middle English tremour, from Anglo-French tremor, from Latin, from tremere
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
TREMOR Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of tremor for Students
1 : a trembling or shaking especially from weakness or disease
2 : a shaking motion of the earth during an earthquake
Medical Definition of tremor
: a trembling or shaking usually from physical weakness, emotional stress, or disease tremors of the hands
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