[uh-trem-buh l]


in a trembling state.

Origin of atremble

First recorded in 1855–60; a-1 + tremble Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for atremble

Historical Examples of atremble

  • The snow was suffocating him, and his legs were atremble with the effort he had put forth.

    Left on the Labrador

    Dillon Wallace

  • Taking his hand she stepped close to him, misty-eyed, atremble.


    Charles Goff Thomson

  • Atremble with excitement, she tiptoed after the foreman as he led the way into the workroom.

    Hungry Hearts

    Anzia Yezierska

  • She was all atremble that he should recognize her and speak to her.


    H. G. Wells

  • Strangely enough, as she put the glass to her eyes, the little French girl found herself all atremble.

    Gypsy Flight

    Roy J. Snell

Word Origin and History for atremble

1852, from a- (1) + tremble (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper