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Trem"ble (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trembled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Trembling (?).] [F. trembler, fr. L. tremulus trembling, tremulous, fr. tremere to shake, tremble; akin to Gr. , Lith. trimti. Cf. Tremulous, Tremor.]

1.

To shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a person or an animal.

I tremble still with fear. Shak.

Frighted Turnus trembled as he spoke. Dryden.

2.

To totter; to shake; -- said of a thing.

The Mount of Sinai, whose gray top Shall tremble. Milton.

3.

To quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles.

 

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Trem"ble, n.

An involuntary shaking or quivering.

I am all of a tremble when I think of it. W. Black.

 

© Webster 1913.