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

  • Trembling.
  • 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.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • 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.

    Some digests

  • 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.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • She stood by the bench, one hand resting on it; she stood all in the tremulant shadow.

    The Gentleman from Indiana

  • 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.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

  • Mechanical accessories: swell tremulant, choir tremulant, bellows signal; wind indicator.

    Pulpit and Press

  • His tone is all nasal, and his tenuto sounds like an organ tremulant. "

    Mozart The Man and the Artist as Revealed in his own Words

  • 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. "

    GreenCine Daily


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