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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
[1913 Webster] -- Trem"u*lous*ly, adv. --
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear; "the
old lady's quavering voice"; "spoke timidly in a
tremulous voice" [syn: quavering, tremulous]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
92 Moby Thesaurus words for "tremulous":
afraid, agitated, aguish, all shook up, all-overish, anxious,
aquiver, aspen, bashful, blurred, breathy, chattering, choked,
choking, cowardly, croaking, diffident, doubtful, drawling, drawly,
dysphonic, faltering, fearful, fearing, fearsome, fidgeting,
fidgety, fluttery, frightened, goosy, guttural, harsh, hawking,
hesitant, hoarse, in a quiver, in fear, inarticulate, indistinct,
jittery, jumpy, lisping, mispronounced, mousy, muzzy, nasal,
nervous, palpitating, palsied, quaking, quavering, quavery,
quivering, quivery, rabbity, scared, scary, shaking, shaky,
shivering, shivery, shook up, shrinking, shuddering, shy, skittery,
skittish, snuffling, startlish, stifled, strangled, succussatory,
succussive, thick, throaty, timid, timorous, trembling, trembly,
tremulant, trepidant, trigger-happy, twangy, twitchy, twittery,
unsteady, unsure, velar, vibrating, wavering, wobbly, worried
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