- (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
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Related Words for tremulousnesstension, stress, impatience, agitation, sensitivity, disquiet, jitters, uneasiness, anger, turbulence, worry, flap, perturbation, stimulation, animation, to-do, tizzy, fuss, timidity, discomfiture
Examples from the Web for tremulousness
Historical Examples of tremulousness
Mrs. Dowling permitted a tremulousness to become audible in her voice.Alice Adams
A tremulousness about the mouth betrayed a nervous temperament.Wilfrid Cumbermede
It was with a feeling not far removed from tremulousness that I entered the room.The First Violin
There was no tremulousness in his voice or manner; nothing hurried, nothing simulated.Hidden Treasures
Harry A. Lewis
The barber, noticing his tremulousness, held the mirror for him.Romola
- vibrating slightly; quavering; tremblinga tremulous voice
- showing or characterized by fear, anxiety, excitement, etc
Word Origin for tremulous
1610s, from Latin tremulus "shaking, quivering," from tremere (see tremble).
- Characterized by tremor.