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English noun: shaking

1. shaking (act) the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements


Broader (hypernym)agitation


Narrower (hyponym)jiggle, joggle

2. shaking (state) a shaky motion


SamplesThe shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe.


Synonymspalpitation, quiver, quivering, shakiness, trembling, vibration


Broader (hypernym)motion


Narrower (hyponym)tremolo, tremor









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