Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun quivering

2 senses of quivering

Sense 1
shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation -- (a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe")
       => motion -- (a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion")

Sense 2
vibration, quiver, quivering -- (the act of vibrating)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb quiver

3 senses of quiver

Sense 1
quiver, quake, palpitate -- (shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated")
       => tremble -- (move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document")

Sense 2
flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver -- (move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered")
       => move back and forth -- (move in one direction and then into the opposite direction)

Sense 3
pulsate, beat, quiver -- (move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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