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trem·u·lous

 (trĕm′yə-ləs)
adj.
1.
a. Marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking: tremulous hands.
b. Marked by a rapid varying between pitches or tones: a tremulous voice.
2. Timid or fearful: "the tremulous daughter who never left her father's house" (Margo Jefferson).

[From Latin tremulus, from tremere, to tremble.]

trem′u·lous·ly adv.
trem′u·lous·ness n.

tremulous

(ˈtrɛmjʊləs)
adj
1. vibrating slightly; quavering; trembling: a tremulous voice.
2. showing or characterized by fear, anxiety, excitement, etc
[C17: from Latin tremulus quivering, from tremere to shake]
ˈtremulously adv
ˈtremulousness n

trem•u•lous

(ˈtrɛm yə ləs)

adj.
1. (of persons, the body, etc.) characterized by trembling, as from fear or nervousness.
2. timid; fearful.
3. (of things) vibratory or quivering.
4. (of writing) done with a trembling hand.
[1605–15; < Latin tremulus=trem(ere) to tremble + -ulus adj. suffix]
trem′u•lous•ly, adv.
trem′u•lous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tremulous - (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or feartremulous - (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear; "the old lady's quavering voice"; "spoke timidly in a tremulous voice"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"

tremulous

(Literary)
adjective
1. trembling, shaking, nervous, shivering, shaky, wavering, quivering, vibrating, quavering, unsteady, trembly (informal), aflutter, aquiver, quivery The old man's voice was tremulous.
2. timid, excited, afraid, frightened, scared, nervous, anxious, fearful, agitated, jittery (informal), jumpy, agog, antsy (informal) All she could manage was a tremulous smile.

tremulous

adjective
Marked by or affected with tremors:
Translations
epävarmahermostunuttärisevävapiseva

tremulous

[ˈtremjʊləs] ADJtrémulo (liter), tembloroso

tremulous

[ˈtrɛmjʊləs] adj [voice, smile] → tremblant(e)

tremulous

adj (= trembling) voicezitternd, bebend; handzitternd; handwritingzittrig; breathbebend; (= timid) smile, personzaghaft, schüchtern; requestzaghaft

tremulous

[ˈtrɛmjʊləs] adj (liter) (trembling) → tremulo/a; (timid) → timido/a

trem·u·lous

a. trémulo-a, afectado-a por un estremecimiento o que posee las características de un temblor.

tremulous

adj tembloroso
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But at length he explained, in a tremulous tone, There was only one Beaver on board; And that was a tame one he had of his own, Whose death would be deeply deplored.
At twilight a wonderfully tremulous, wonderfully different Aunt Polly crept to Pollyanna's bedside.
With drooping heads and tremulous tails, they mashed their way through the thick mud, floundering and stumbling between whiles, as if they were falling to pieces at the larger joints.
He wore the old Puritan dress, a dark cloak and a steeplecrowned hat, in the fashion of at least fifty years before, with a heavy sword upon his thigh, but a staff in his hand to assist the tremulous gait of age.
Our tremulous lives are so different from theirs, are they not?
And all this was seen by the tremulous light of a match attached to a barrel of powder, that is to say, a torch which, whilst throwing a light on the dead past, showed death to come.
Not half so proud as I am of you, nor with half the reason," she answered, looking me straight in the eyes for a moment with an expression in her own and a dancing, tremulous light which I had not seen before and which gave me a pang of quick delight, I know not why, for I did not understand it.
They looked like a succession of sharp points lengthened into a tremulous line.
That tremulous expression on Natasha's face, prepared either for despair or rapture, suddenly brightened into a happy, grateful, childlike smile.
My good priest sat beside me in these rich moments, knotting in his lap the calico handkerchief of the snuff-taker, and entering with tremulous eagerness into my joy in things that he had often before enjoyed.
The moonlight on the lawn was tremulous, as if the sward were a rippling sea.
Now she places a gingerbread elephant against the window, but with so tremulous a touch that it tumbles upon the floor, with the dismemberment of three legs and its trunk; it has ceased to be an elephant, and has become a few bits of musty gingerbread.