tremble

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French trambler and its variants, from Vulgar Latin tremulāre, present active infinitive of tremulō, a derivate of Classical Latin tremere, present active infinitive of tremō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɹɛmbl̩/, /ˈtʃɹɛmbl̩/

Verb[edit]

tremble (third-person singular simple present trembles, present participle trembling, simple past and past participle trembled)

  1. (intransitive) To shake, quiver, or vibrate.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
    Her lip started to tremble as she burst into tears.   The dog was trembling from being in the cold weather all day.

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Noun[edit]

tremble (plural trembles)

  1. A shake, quiver, or vibration.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

tremble

  1. first-person singular present indicative of trembler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of trembler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of trembler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of trembler
  5. second-person singular imperative of trembler

Noun[edit]

tremble m (plural trembles)

  1. aspen