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[trem-blee] /ˈtrɛm bli/
adjective, tremblier, trembliest.
quivering; tremulous; shaking.
Origin of trembly
First recorded in 1840-50; tremble + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The old man was trying to keep them off with both hands, but the hands were very wrinkled and trembly.

    New Treasure Seekers E. (Edith) Nesbit
  • They were trembly, wrinkled hands, gnarled in their knuckles, corded on their backs.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • Which makes all the rest of us go sort of cold and trembly all over, like a rabbit smelling fresh lettuce.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • "There is no pocket," he said at last in a voice that was trembly, all ready to cry.

    The Circus Comes to Town Lebbeus Mitchell
  • Mr. Keeler turned it up, making a trembly job of the turning.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • And Hank, bein' all trembly from spreein' in town, he says, 'You're all agin me!'

  • Along about nine oclock, Badger said in a low, trembly voice: Whatd you fellers do to me, if I got well?

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • She knelt on the cold radiator and watched him out of sight, and then got trembly all over and fell to snivelling.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And Alice put her arm round Noel and tried to cheer him up, but he was all trembly, and as white as paper.

  • She sot thar ez upright an' trembly ez me; jes' ez skeered, an' jes' about ez little chance.

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