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Wordnet 3.0


1. (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear;
- Example: "the old lady's quavering voice"
- Example: "spoke timidly in a tremulous voice"
[syn: quavering, tremulous]

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected with fear or timidity; trembling. [1913 Webster] The tender, tremulous Christian. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] -- Trem"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Trem"u*lous*ness, n. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tremulous 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]
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