1. [ noun ] an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
Synonyms: shudder
Related terms: vibration shudder
2. [ noun ] (geology) a small earthquake
Synonyms: microseism earth_tremor
Related terms: earthquake foreshock aftershock
3. [ verb ] shake with seismic vibrations, as of planets
Synonyms: quake

"The earth was quaking"

Related terms: shake earthquake
4. [ noun ] shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)
Related terms: shaking essential_tremor paralysis_agitans
5. [ noun ] a shaky motion
Synonyms: trembling shakiness quiver quivering vibration palpitation shaking

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

Related terms: motion tremolo tremble quiver tremble
Similar spelling:   trimer