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English definition of “tremor”


noun [C]  /ˈtrem·ər/ us  

tremor noun [C] (BODY MOVEMENT)

a shaking movement in a person’s body, usually because of fright, excitement, or illness: I felt a tremor of anxiety as the plane lifted off the ground.

tremor noun [C] (EARTH MOVEMENT)

a slight earthquake (= sudden, violent movement of the earth’s surface): The tremor was centered just south of San Francisco.
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