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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quivering mean? 

  The noun QUIVERING has 2 senses:

1. a shaky motion
2. the act of vibrating

  Familiarity information: QUIVERING used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1quivering [BACK TO TOP]


A shaky motion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


trembling; shakiness; quivering; quiver; shaking; palpitation; vibration

Context example:

the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

Hypernyms ("quivering" is a kind of...):

motion (a state of change)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quivering"):

tremolo ((music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones)

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

Sense 2quivering [BACK TO TOP]


The act of vibrating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


vibration; quivering; quiver

Hypernyms ("quivering" is a kind of...):

motility; motion; move; movement (a change of position that does not entail a change of location)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quivering"):

shudder; tremor (an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear))

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