Definition of “tremble” - English Dictionary

“tremble” in British English

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trembleverb [ I ]

uk /ˈtrem.bəl/ us /ˈtrem.bəl/

B2 to shake slightly, usually because you are cold, frightened, or very emotional:

When he came out of the water, he was trembling with cold.
Her bottom lip trembled, and tears welled up in her eyes.
His voice started to tremble, and I thought he was going to cry.

More examples

  • I was trembling as I entered the room.
  • I felt dizzy and my legs were trembling.
  • His voice trembled with emotion as he gave his speech.
  • We can give you drugs to help control the trembling.

tremblenoun [ C or S ]

uk /ˈtrem.bəl/ us /ˈtrem.bəl/

(Definition of “tremble” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tremble” in American English

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trembleverb [ I ]

us /ˈtrem·bəl/

(of your body or a part of it) to shake without your intending to, usually because you are frightened, ill, tired, or upset:

Grant was trembling with excitement.
Her hand trembled as she lifted her cup.
noun [ U ] us /ˈtrem·bəl/

There was a slight tremble in her voice as she recalled her husband.

(Definition of “tremble” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)