[ UK /tɹˈɛmɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹɛmɝ/ ]
  1. shake with seismic vibrations
    The earth was quaking
  1. shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)
  2. a small earthquake
  3. an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
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How To Use tremor In A Sentence

  • The closely-packed _mitraille_ tore the icy crust into powder, fifty yards beyond the doomed bird, which settled, throbbing with a mortal tremor, upon the ice, shot through the head. Adrift in the Ice-Fields
  • Critics argue the process may cause earth tremors and want investment in green energy. The Sun
  • Sure enough, the tremor of his voice instilled fear but something within felt familiar with his malevolent aura.
  • Sunday's quake was both an aftershock of last year's tremor, and an earthquake in its own right.
  • It is similar to a heart pacemaker, sending tiny electrical currents, which in some patients reduces physical tremor and restores control of the limbs. Times, Sunday Times
  • He felt a tiny tremor of excitement as he glimpsed the city lights.
  • They also say the robotic computer's ability to filter out routine hand tremors and scale down movements when tinier cuts are needed means more precision.
  • Many smaller tremors had rattled the area in the months before the quake, which destroyed much of the historic centre of the city. Times, Sunday Times
  • A telescope is normally bolted to a vast concrete plinth around which the observatory dome can rotate without touching it, and the instrument isolated from tremors.
  • She made the statement in her usual soft tones, but a slight tremor of excitement underran her voice. The Masquerader
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