from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tremulous; trembling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Trembling, tremulous.
- n. A mechanical component of a musical organ, designed to add vibration to the sounds produced by the instrument.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tremulous; trembling; shaking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, same as tremolo .
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The stairs were alarmingly insubstantial, swaying with each step of our slow ascent, the old boards crying tremulant squeaks and protesting groans.
It will look superb in the hands of an old bearded fellow, and if you can get him to read from its pages in a tremulant voice it should add some much needed gravitas to the proceedings.
All that he could do was to stand staring, open-eyed, at the officer's plump lips and cheeks, and at the tremulant beams which the candlelight kept throwing over them.
She stood by the bench, one hand resting on it; she stood all in the tremulant shadow.
Several days afterwards I went to the church for the special purpose of experiment; I seated myself at the organ and commenced to improvise on the swell organ with _flute_, _viol d'amour_, and _tremulant_ stops out.
Mechanical accessories: swell tremulant, choir tremulant, bellows signal; wind indicator.
His tone is all nasal, and his tenuto sounds like an organ tremulant. "
Balibar, whose tremulant, doe-like loveliness has never been so well admired, is one of his best, fluttering with concentrated life every moment she's on-screen. "