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English noun: tremor

1. tremor (act) an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)


Broader (hypernym)quiver, quivering, vibration

2. tremor (event) a small earthquake

Synonymsearth tremor, microseism

Broader (hypernym)earthquake, quake, seism, temblor

Narrower (hyponym)aftershock, foreshock

3. tremor (state) shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)

Broader (hypernym)palpitation, quiver, quivering, shakiness, shaking, trembling, vibration

Narrower (hyponym)essential tremor

Part meronymparalysis agitans, Parkinson's, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, Parkinsonism, shaking palsy

English verb: tremor

1. tremor (motion) shake with seismic vibrations

SamplesThe earth was quaking.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake

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