Tremulous meaning

trĕmyə-ləs
The definition of tremulous is quivering, timid or nervous.

When you give a quivering and uncertain smile because you are nervous, this is an example of a smile that would be described as tremulous.

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Trembling; quivering; palpitating.
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Fearful; timid; timorous.
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Timid or fearful.
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Marked by or showing trembling or quivering.

Tremulous excitement.

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Origin of tremulous

  • From Latin tremulus from tremere to tremble

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

  • From Latin tremulus, from tremō (“I shake"). Cognate to Ancient Greek τρέμω (trémō).

    From Wiktionary