Definition of tremblor in English:

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tremblor

Pronunciation: /ˈtremblər/ Pronunciation: /-ˌblôr/

noun

US
An earth tremor.
Example sentences
  • The tremblor on Saturday could be felt in cities in Sumatra such as Padang, Padang Sidempuan, Sibolga, Sidikalang and Medan.
  • The violent shakings of the tremblor are still fresh in their minds.
  • The earthquake, said to be the strongest earthquake to hit the region in a century, was followed by as many as 22 powerful aftershocks within 24 hours, including a 6.2-magnitude tremblor.

Origin

Early 20th century: alteration of Spanish temblor 'shudder', influenced by trembler.

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Syllabification: trem·blor

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