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.
- trembling poplar,
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
Word Origin for tremble
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.