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SHAKING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shaking mean? 

SHAKING (noun)
  The noun SHAKING has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SHAKING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHAKING (noun)


Sense 1shaking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

agitation (the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously))

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

jiggle; joggle (a slight irregular shaking motion)


Sense 2shaking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shaky motion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

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

Context example:

the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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

motion (a state of change)

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

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))


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