Tremor definition

trĕmər
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A shaking or vibrating movement, as of the earth.
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A state or feeling of nervousness, worry, or excitement.

The news sent tremors through the stock market.

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An involuntary trembling or quivering, as of the hands.
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A state of tremulous excitement.

In a tremor of delight.

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A tremulous sound; a quaver.
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A relatively minor seismic shaking or vibrating movement. Tremors often precede larger earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
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An involuntary shaking or trembling of the head or extremities that can be idiopathic or associated with any of various medical conditions, such as Parkinson's disease.
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She felt a tremor in her stomach before going on stage.

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Did you feel the tremor this morning?

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To shake or quiver excessively and rapidly or involuntarily; to tremble.
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A trembling, shaking, or shivering.
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The definition of a tremor is a shake, tremble or shiver, or a feeling of excitement.

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.

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An involuntary trembling or quivering, as of the hands.
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A tremulous sound; a quaver.

A tremor in her voice.

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A vibratory or quivering motion.
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A nervous thrill; trembling sensation.
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A trembling sound.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tremor
Plural:
tremors

Origin of tremor

  • Middle English terror from Old French from Latin a trembling from tremere to tremble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition