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quivering

 
Adjective quivering has 1 sense
  1. quaking, quivering, shaking, shaky, shivering, trembling - vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands"
    Antonym: steady (indirect, via unsteady)
Noun quivering has 2 senses
  1. shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation - a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
    --1 is a kind of motion
    --1 has particulars: tremolo; tremor
    Derived form: verb quiver1
  2. vibration, quiver, quivering - the act of vibrating
    --2 is a kind of motion, movement, move, motility
    --2 has particulars: tremor, shudder
Verb quiver has 3 senses
  1. quiver, quake, palpitate - shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"
    --1 is one way to tremble
    Derived forms: noun quiver4, noun quiver2, noun quivering1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver - move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
    --2 is one way to move back and forth
    Sample sentences:
    The crowds quiver in the streets
    The streets quiver with crowds
  3. pulsate, beat, quiver - move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
    --3 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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