- (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.
Origin of tremulous
Synonyms for tremulous
Examples from the Web for tremulously
Historical Examples of tremulously
Else why should the bearers stagger, as they tremulously uphold the coffin?Main Street
"Anybody can move that waiter that's a mind to," she said, tremulously.Meadow Grass
"I care for only one thing in this world," he said, tremulously.The Gentleman From Indiana
"You may understand some things before that," Mrs. Adams said, tremulously.Alice Adams
"I'll do anything you wish me to, Bartley," she said tremulously.Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ
Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
- vibrating slightly; quavering; tremblinga tremulous voice
- showing or characterized by fear, anxiety, excitement, etc
Word Origin for tremulous
Word Origin and History for tremulously
1610s, from Latin tremulus "shaking, quivering," from tremere (see tremble).
- Characterized by tremor.