Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena, such as winds and strong ocean waves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena, such as wind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A feeble earth tremor not directly perceptible, but detected only by means of specially constructed apparatus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A slight or weak earthquake-tremor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small earthquake

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Examples

  • When one of these waves interacts with the sea bottom, it produces a small tremor, or microseism , that travels thousands of miles through the solid Earth at about 2.5 miles per second.

    Things That Make the Earth Go Hm

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