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English definition of “tremor”

tremor

noun [C] (BODY MOVEMENT)   /ˈtrem·ər/
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.
(Definition of tremor noun (BODY MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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