[ trem-er, tree-mer ]
/ ˈtrɛm ər, ˈtri mər /
involuntary shaking of the body or limbs, as from disease, fear, weakness, or excitement; a fit of trembling.
any tremulous or vibratory movement; vibration: tremors following an earthquake.
a trembling or quivering effect, as of light.
a quavering sound, as of the voice.
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Origin of tremor
1325–75; Middle English < Latin: a trembling, equivalent to trem(ere) to tremble + -or -or1
OTHER WORDS FROM tremortrem·or·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tremorous
/ (ˈtrɛmə) /
an involuntary shudder or vibration, as from illness, fear, shock, etc
any trembling or quivering movement
a vibrating or trembling effect, as of sound or light
Also called: earth tremor a minor earthquake
(intr) to tremble
Derived forms of tremortremorless, adjectivetremorous, adjective
Word Origin for tremor
C14: from Latin: a shaking, from tremere to tremble, quake
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Medical definitions for tremorous
[ trĕm′ər ]
An involuntary trembling movement.
Minute ocular movement occurring during fixation on an object.
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Scientific definitions for tremorous
[ trĕm′ər ]
A relatively minor seismic shaking or vibrating movement. Tremors often precede larger earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
An involuntary shaking or trembling of the head or extremities that can be idiopathic or associated with any of various medical conditions, such as Parkinson's disease.
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