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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." Presently the Savior's name was mentioned, and in her flurry she lost her head completely, and rose and courtesied, instead of making a slight nod as everybody else did.
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.
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.
"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.
"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. "If you will not come with me I must find Lady Tresham alone."
Tess's look had grown hard and worn, and her ripe mouth tragical; but she no longer showed any tremulousness. Clare's revived thoughts of his father prevented his noticing her particularly; and so they went on down the white row of liquid rectangles till they had finished and drained them off, when the other maids returned, and took their pails, and Deb came to scald out the leads for the new milk.
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.
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." She held no book in her ungloved hands, but let them hang down lightly crossed before her, as she stood and turned her grey eyes on the people.
Clinical features include tremulousness, disordered perceptions, convulsions, and delirium tremens [2] Acute.
Already Garlieb Merkel wrote about this in the late 18th century, he claimed that "slave tremulousness and distrustfulness --these are the most notable character traits of a Livonian peasant" (Merkelis 25).
It is possible that delirium causes motor fluctuations, such as myoclonus or tremulousness, due to the disruptors of key central neurotransmitters (for example, related to attentive and executive functions) leading to an inability in planning and sustaining movement pathways [42].