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tremulous

[ trem-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈtrɛm yə ləs /
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Definition of tremulous

adjective
(of persons, the body, etc.) characterized by trembling, as from fear, nervousness, or weakness.
timid; timorous; fearful.
(of things) vibratory, shaking, or quivering.
(of writing) done with a trembling hand.

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1 faltering, hesitant, wavering.
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Origin of tremulous

1605–15; <Latin tremulus, equivalent to trem(ere) to tremble + -ulus adj. suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for tremulous

tremulous
/ (ˈtrɛmjʊləs) /

adjective
vibrating slightly; quavering; tremblinga tremulous voice
showing or characterized by fear, anxiety, excitement, etc

Derived forms of tremulous

tremulously, adverbtremulousness, noun

Word Origin for tremulous

C17: from Latin tremulus quivering, from tremere to shake
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