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tremulous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tremulous  \Trem"u*lous\,  a.  [L.  tremulus,  fr  tremere  to 
  tremble.  See  {Tremble}.] 
  1.  Shaking;  shivering;  quivering;  as  a  tremulous  limb;  a 
  tremulous  motion  of  the  hand  or  the  lips;  the  tremulous 
  leaf  of  the  poplar. 
 
  2.  Affected  with  fear  or  timidity;  trembling. 
 
  The  tender,  tremulous  Christian.  --Dr.  H.  More 
  --  {Trem"u*lous*ly},  adv  --  {Trem"u*lous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tremulous 
  adj  :  (of  the  voice)  quivering  as  from  weakness  or  fear;  "the  old 
  lady's  quavering  voice";  "spoke  timidly  in  a  tremulous 
  voice"  [syn:  {quavering}] 




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