noun, plural tem·blors, Spanish tem·blo·res [tem-blaw-res]. /tɛmˈblɔ rɛs/.
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What does temblor mean?
A temblor can also be called a trembler or a tremblor. These terms are all less commonly used than earthquake and tremor.
The plural of temblor is temblors, but temblores is also sometimes used as a plural (due to the fact that temblor came from Spanish and this is how it is pluralized in Spanish).
Example: The temblor that hit the area last month shook the whole city for more than a minute.
Where does temblor come from?
The first records of the word temblor in English come from the late 1800s. It was first and is primarily used in the U.S. It comes American Spanish, from the Spanish verb temblar, meaning “to tremble,” “to shake,” or “to quake.” It may ultimately derive from the Latin verb tremulāre, “to quake.” The word tremble also derives from this root.
Although temblor has the same meaning in both English and Spanish, its pronunciation is different. In Spanish, the emphasis is on the second syllable [ tem-BLOR ], while in English the first syllable is stressed [ TEM-blur ].
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What are some other forms related to temblor?
- temblors (plural)
- temblores (alternate plural)
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How is temblor used in real life?
Temblor is often used in news headlines, probably since it’s fewer letters than earthquake.
Yesterday's earthquake was a terrible scare for the vibrant Oaxacan town of Juchitan, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating 2017 temblor.
When the ground began to shake, they feared much of what they had rebuilt would return to rubble.https://t.co/hDz0AVPXU7
— Julia Love (@byJuliaLove) June 24, 2020
Alaska Quake Was Aftershock of November 2018 Temblor https://t.co/hmpch9jSHT
— Insurance Journal (@ijournal) July 6, 2020
Whoa. My @quakefeed app is going wild with all the temblors in/off the coast of Chile.
— Kay Bell (@taxtweet) September 1, 2020
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Is temblor used correctly in the following sentence?
During the earthquake, the ground began to shake and temblor.
Example sentences from the Web for temblor
But the epicenter of that temblor was about 160 kilometers away; a new earthquake could strike much closer, Zhao said.New Earthquake Could Hit Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Study|Samar Halarnkar|February 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One man said when the temblor struck he heard a “roaring sound” and felt a violent vibration—“I never felt like that before.”
Aftershocks continue to rattle Sendai and its environs, including a 6.9-magnitude temblor on Sunday.
I sent a Mexican Herald about the temblor and the entry of Madero.Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy
It was merely a temblor, such as anyone would expect to feel occasionally with six smoking volcanic cones in view.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
One night while I was at the Hotel de France there was a temblor or slight earthquake.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
For perhaps two, or two and a half minutes, the temblor continued and much damage was done.Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913|Harris Newmark
Each meeting resulted in a small explosion, and a temblor that was felt far above.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin