Origin of tremor
Examples from the Web for tremor
On April 25, 2006, the tremor triggered a rockfall inside a gold mine, and three of the 17 miners were unable to escape.The Bangladesh Factory Collapse Survivor and More Miraculous Rescues (VIDEO)|Holly Bernal, Ben Teitelbaum|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The current global paroxysm is intense and alarming, but it is a tremor not an earthquake.
Within the building the tremor was terrible, and the lights started to fall.
Little information was available on the tremor, but no additional damage was reported with it.Japan's First Dark Night After the Earthquake and Tsunami|Lennox Samuels|March 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
This last point seems to have sent some kind of tremor through the American media.
Once more she was the proud beauty, but there was a tremor in her pride—I had almost written tenderness.Greenmantle|John Buchan
She would term her act justice, and she would carry out the sentence without a tremor.The Wall Between|Sara Ware Bassett
A new noise came to his ears, and he listened without a tremor or movement of his body.The Ghost Breaker|Charles Goddard
This tremor is mentioned by Hippocrates, and, according to him, it is so violent as to make the teeth chatter.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IV (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
There was a tremor in the voice of Mrs. Montgomery as she referred to her children.The Allen House|T. S. Arthur
British Dictionary definitions for tremor
Word Origin for tremor
Word Origin and History for tremor
late 14c., "terror," from Old French tremor "fear, terror" (13c.), from Latin tremorem (nominative tremor) "a trembling, terror," from tremere (see tremble). Sense of "an involuntary shaking" first recorded 1610s and probably represents a re-introduction from Latin.