Trem·bling a. Shaking; tottering; quivering. -- Trem*bling*ly, adv.
Trembling poplar Bot., the aspen.
Trem·ble v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trembled p. pr. & vb. n. Trembling ]
1. To shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a person or an animal.
I tremble still with fear. --Shak.
Frighted Turnus trembled as he spoke. --Dryden.
2. To totter; to shake; -- said of a thing.
The Mount of Sinai, whose gray top
Shall tremble. --Milton.
3. To quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles.
adj : vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or
cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a
quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more";
"quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking
knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light
from the shivering crystals of the chandelier";
"trembling hands" [syn: quaking, quivering, shaking,
n : a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his
pipe" [syn: shaking, shakiness, quiver, quivering,