- 1[intransitive] tremble (with something) to shake in a way that you cannot control, especially because you are very nervous, excited, frightened, etc. My legs were trembling with fear. Her voice trembled with excitement. He opened the letter with trembling hands.
- 2[intransitive] to shake slightly synonym quiver leaves trembling in the breeze
- 3[intransitive] to be very worried or frightened I trembled at the thought of having to make a speech.
NAmE//ˈtrɛmbl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tremble
he / she / it trembles
past simple trembled
-ing form trembling