tremble

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See also: Tremble and tremblé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tremblen, from Old French trambler and its variants, from Vulgar Latin tremulō, a derivative of Classical Latin tremō; cf. also tremulus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɛmbl̩/
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  • Hyphenation: trem‧ble

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.
    Her lip started to tremble as she burst into tears
    The dog was trembling from being in the cold weather all day.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To fear; to be afraid.

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Noun[edit]

tremble (plural trembles)

  1. A shake, quiver, or vibration.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tremble m (plural trembles)

  1. aspen

Verb[edit]

tremble

  1. inflection of trembler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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