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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.]
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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]
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trem•u•lous(ˈtrɛm yə ləs)
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]
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|Adj.||1.||tremulous - (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"
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1. trembling, shaking, nervous, shivering, shaky, wavering, quivering, vibrating, quavering, unsteady, trembly (informal), aflutter, aquiver, quivery The old man's voice was tremulous.
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tremulous[ˈtrɛmjʊləs] adj [voice, smile] → tremblant(e)
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tremulous[ˈtrɛmjʊləs] adj (liter) (trembling) → tremulo/a; (timid) → timido/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. trémulo-a, afectado-a por un estremecimiento o que posee las características de un temblor.
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