(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.
- trem·u·lous·ly, adverb
- trem·u·lous·ness, noun
- un·trem·u·lous, adjective
- un·trem·u·lous·ly, adverb
- un·trem·u·lous·ness, noun
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How to use tremulous in a sentence
Tess's look had grown hard and worn, and her ripe mouth tragical; but she no longer showed any tremulousness.Tess of the d'Urbervilles | Thomas Hardy
Reprehensibility and tremulousness were great favorites of his, though I don't believe he ever knew what they meant.In Camp With A Tin Soldier | John Kendrick Bangs
The frown was still upon her forehead, although to a certain extent it was contradicted by a slight tremulousness of the lips.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo | E. Phillips Oppenheim
There was what I may call a certain tremulousness, but no faltering.The Cassowary | Stanley Waterloo
Those calm and dignified steps were taken by feet which little betrayed the tremulousness of the knees above them.Seventeen | Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for tremulous
vibrating slightly; quavering; trembling: a tremulous voice
showing or characterized by fear, anxiety, excitement, etc
- tremulously, adverb
- tremulousness, noun
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