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tremornoun [C]

uk   /ˈtrem.ər/  us   /ˈtrem.ɚ/
a ​slightshakingmovement in a person's ​body, ​especially because of ​nervousness or ​excitement: The ​diseasemostlyaffectspeople over 50, ​causingparalysis and ​uncontrollable tremors. There was a ​slight tremor in her ​voice.figurative A tremor ofexcitement went through the ​audience as he came on ​stage.
a ​slight earthquake: The tremor was ​felt as ​far as 200 ​miles away.
(Definition of tremor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tremornoun [C]

 us   /ˈtrem·ər/
  • tremor noun [C] (BODY MOVEMENT)

a ​shakingmovement in a person’s ​body, usually because of ​fright, ​excitement, or ​illness: I ​felt a tremor of ​anxiety as the ​planelifted off the ​ground.
  • tremor noun [C] (EARTH MOVEMENT)

a ​slightearthquake (= ​sudden, ​violentmovement of the earth’s ​surface): The tremor was ​centered just ​south of San Francisco.
(Definition of tremor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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