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trembler

[trem-bler]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that trembles.
  2. an oscine bird, Cinclocerthia ruficauda, of the Lesser Antilles, related to the thrashers, noted for its habit of trembling violently.
  3. Also trem·blor. Informal. a temblor.
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Origin of trembler

First recorded in 1545–55; tremble + -er1
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Related Words for tremblor

agitation, earthquake, flutter, quake, quaver, quiver, quivering, ripple, seism, shake, shiver, temblor, tremble, trepidation, upheaval, vibration, wobble, quaking, shivering, trembling

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Historical Examples of tremblor

  • Upon the morning after our arrival, a "tremblor," or shock from an earthquake, was felt on shore.

    Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas

    W. Hastings Macaulay


British Dictionary definitions for tremblor

trembler

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

n.

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

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