tremble

See also: Tremble and tremblé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tremblen, from Old French trembler, from Late Latin tremulāre, ultimately from Latin tremere (quiver, shake).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɛmbl̩/
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  • Hyphenation: trem‧ble

VerbEdit

tremble (third-person singular simple present trembles, present participle trembling, simple past and past participle trembled)

  1. (intransitive) To shake, quiver, or vibrate.
    Her lip started to tremble as she burst into tears
    The dog was trembling from being in the cold weather all day.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To fear; to be afraid.

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NounEdit

tremble (plural trembles)

  1. A shake, quiver, or vibration.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin tremulus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tremble m (plural trembles)

  1. aspen

VerbEdit

tremble

  1. inflection of trembler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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