- If a seizure causes your muscles to shake involuntarily, this is an example of a tremor.
- A small earthquake is an example of a tremor.
- When you are asking an important question and you are nervous so your voice shakes a little, this is an example of a tremor.
The definition of a tremor is a shake, tremble or shiver, or a feeling of excitement.
- a trembling, shaking, or shivering
- a vibratory or quivering motion
- a nervous thrill; trembling sensation
- a trembling sound
- a state of tremulous excitement: in a tremor of delight
Origin of tremorMiddle English ; from Old French tremour ; from Classical Latin tremor ; from tremere, to tremble
- A shaking or vibrating movement, as of the earth.
- An involuntary trembling or quivering, as of the hands.
- A state or feeling of nervousness, worry, or excitement: The news sent tremors through the stock market.
- A tremulous sound; a quaver: a tremor in her voice.
Origin of tremorMiddle English, terror, from Old French, from Latin, a trembling, from tremere, to tremble.
(third-person singular simple present tremors, present participle tremoring, simple past and past participle tremored)