1. [ adjective ] vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
Synonyms: trembling quivering shivering quaking shaky

"a quaking bog" "the quaking child" "quivering leaves of a poplar tree" "with shaking knees" "seemed shaky on her feet" "trembling hands"

Related terms: unsteady
2. [ noun ] the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
Related terms: agitation joggle shake
3. [ noun ] a shaky motion
Synonyms: trembling tremor quiver quivering vibration palpitation shakiness

"the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"

Related terms: motion tremolo tremor tremble quiver tremble
Similar spelling:   shocking