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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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She tried to seem very busy with her prayer-book and her responses, and unconscious that she was out of place, but I said to myself, "She is not succeeding--there is a distressed tremulousness in her voice which betrays increasing embarrassment.
But when the echoes had fully ceased, a light laughter at once pervaded the assembly; the musicians looked at each other and smiled as if at their own nervousness and folly, and made whispering vows, each to the other, that the next chiming of the clock should produce in them no similar emotion; and then, after the lapse of sixty minutes, (which embrace three thousand and six hundred seconds of the Time that flies,) there came yet another chiming of the clock, and then were the same disconcert and tremulousness and meditation as before.
Tess's look had grown hard and worn, and her ripe mouth tragical; but she no longer showed any tremulousness.
I will not hear another word," she interrupted hastily, and underneath her white veil he could see a scarlet spot of colour in her cheeks; in her speech, too, there was a certain tremulousness.
It is better for us not to speak on the subject," she said, with a tremulousness not common in her voice, "since you and Mr.
Tulliver was conscious of being a little weak; but he apologized to himself by saying that poor Gritty had been a good-looking wench before she married Moss; he would sometimes say this even with a slight tremulousness in his voice.
But Dinah walked as simply as if she were going to market, and seemed as unconscious of her outward appearance as a little boy: there was no blush, no tremulousness, which said, "I know you think me a pretty woman, too young to preach"; no casting up or down of the eyelids, no compression of the lips, no attitude of the arms that said, "But you must think of me as a saint.
I remember, as I closed the door behind me, a cold tremulousness seizing me, and a vague sense of being hated and lonely--vague and strong, like a presentiment.
The woman, especially, was hideous; her usual feverish tremulousness was intensified, her countenance had become livid, and her eyes resembled burning coals.
Gelsemium: The fever for these patients comes with tremendous fatigue and tremulousness, chills up and down the back, sleepiness and weakness with the fever.
20 years old male came with the complaints of tremulousness of both hands, more of right hand for past 6 months.
The characteristic tremor is coarse, irregular proximal tremulousness with a "wing beating" appearance.