verb (used without object), trem·bled, trem·bling.
- Pathology. milk sickness.
- Veterinary Pathology. a toxic condition of cattle and sheep caused by the eating of white snakeroot and characterized by muscular tremors.
Origin of tremble
Examples from the Web for trembling
I mean literally find him, still there, an eleven-year-old boy, cold and trembling, with nowhere else to run.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.|Steve Almond|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first it was raucous, trembling with patriotism, a sea of seething yellow.Germany Humiliates World Cup Host Brazil 7-1 in Semifinal Slaughter|Tunku Varadarajan|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neither Paul nor Kierkegaard were kidding when they wrote of fear and trembling.
Forty-nine-year-old Elena brings a trembling hand to the bridge of her nose and makes a slashing movement across it.
But his voice is rising and trembling, and seconds later, he begins to sob.
The Colonel tries to speak casually, but there is a trembling eagerness in his voice.Echoes of the War|J. M. Barrie
"Wicked men may say all sorts of things about me," he muttered in a trembling voice.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
But she thought better of it, and then Peter saw that she was trembling all over.The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack|Thornton W. Burgess
From the woods and the forests they came, and from the bare hillsides—the lion, the leopard and the trembling fawn.Children of the Dawn|Elsie Finnimore Buckley
Now, her hands were trembling, and her cheeks were very pale.The Master's Violin|Myrtle Reed
British Dictionary definitions for trembling
Word Origin for tremble
Word Origin and History for trembling
c.1300, "shake from fear, cold, etc.," from Old French trembler "tremble, fear" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *tremulare (source of Italian tremolare, Spanish temblar), from Latin tremulus "trembling, tremulous," from tremere "to tremble, shiver, quake," from PIE *trem- "to tremble" (cf. Greek tremein "to shiver, tremble," Lithuanian trimu "to chase away," Old Church Slavonic treso "to shake," Gothic þramstei "grasshopper"). A native word for this was Old English bifian. Related: Trembled; trembling. The noun is recorded from c.1600.