Definition of “tremor” - English Dictionary

“tremor” in British English

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tremornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtrem.ər/ us /ˈtrem.ɚ/

a slight shaking movement in a person's body, especially because of nervousness or excitement:

There was a slight tremor in her voice.
figurative A tremor of excitement 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)

“tremor” in American English

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tremornoun [ C ]

us /ˈtrem·ər/

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.

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