[syn: vibration, quiver, quivering]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Quiver \Quiv"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quivered
(kw[i^]v"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Quivering.] [Cf.
To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to
tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind. --Shak.
And left the limbs still quivering on the ground.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his
pipe" [syn: shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver,
quivering, vibration, palpitation]
2: the act of vibrating [syn: vibration, quiver,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "quivering":
aflicker, agitated, ague, all shook up, all-overish, anxious,
apprehensive, aquiver, aspen, bickering, blinking, bumpiness,
chattering, chorea, cold shivers, dance, dancing, didder, disquiet,
disquietude, dithers, fidgetiness, fidgeting, fidgets, fidgety,
fits and starts, flashing, flicker, flickering, flickering light,
flickery, flicky, flutter, fluttering, fluttery, glancing light,
heaving, in a quiver, in suspense, inquietude, jactation,
jactitation, jerkiness, jittery, joltiness, jumpy, keyed-up,
lambency, lambent, light show, on edge, on tenterhooks, on tiptoe,
palpitation, palsied, palsy, panting, pitapat, pitter-patter, play,
play of light, playing, quaking, quaver, quavering, quavery,
quiver, quivery, restlessness, shakes, shaking, shaky, shiver,
shivering, shivers, shivery, shook up, shudder, shuddering,
skittery, spasms, stroboscopic, succussatory, succussion,
succussive, taut, tense, throb, throbbing, tremble, trembling,
trembly, tremor, tremulant, tremulous, tremulousness, trepidation,
trepidity, twitchy, twitter, twittery, unrest, vibrating,
vibration, wavering, wavery, with bated breath, with muscles tense,