AskDefine | Define quivering

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quivering adj : vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands" [syn: quaking, shaking, shaky, shivering, trembling]


1 a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe" [syn: shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, vibration, palpitation]
2 the act of vibrating [syn: vibration, quiver]

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  1. shaking, shivering
    The quivering mass of jello rocked back and forth incessantly but remained on the plate.


  1. Present participle of to quiver.

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