[ trem-bler ]
/ ˈtrɛm blər /


a person or thing that trembles.
an oscine bird, Cinclocerthia ruficauda, of the Lesser Antilles, related to the thrashers, noted for its habit of trembling violently.
Also trem·blor. Informal. a temblor.

Origin of trembler

First recorded in 1545–55; tremble + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for tremblor


/ (ˈtrɛmblə) /


electrical engineering a device that vibrates to make or break an electrical circuit
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Word Origin and History for tremblor



"earthquake," 1913, alteration of temblor, by influence of trembler.

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