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Definition of tremor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a small earthquake in which the ground shakes slightly an earth tremor (figurative) The scandal sent tremors through the political establishment.
  2. 2a slight shaking movement in a part of your body caused, for example, by cold or fear synonym quiver There was a slight tremor in his voice. She felt a tremor of fear run through her.
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