1. [ verb ] shake with fast, tremulous movements
Synonyms: quake palpitate

"His nostrils palpitated"

Related terms: tremble shaking
2. [ verb ] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
Synonyms: flicker flutter flitter waver
Related terms: move_back_and_forth waver
3. [ noun ] an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
Synonyms: thrill chill shudder shiver tingle frisson

"a frisson of surprise shot through him"

Related terms: fear shudder tingle
4. [ noun ] a shaky motion
Synonyms: trembling shakiness tremor quivering vibration palpitation shaking

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

Related terms: motion tremolo tremor tremble tremble
5. [ noun ] case for holding arrows
Related terms: case
6. [ verb ] move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
Synonyms: pulsate beat

"the city pulsated with music and excitement"

Related terms: move pulsate
7. [ noun ] the act of vibrating
Synonyms: vibration quivering
Related terms: motion tremor
Similar spelling:   quaver