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tremor (noun) slight shake of the body; a mild earthquake.
You experience a tremor if your body shakes slightly, for example, out of fear, or because of a sudden feeling of cold. Your body shakes lightly if you have a tremor. A tremor is also is a mild earthquake, resulting in the slight shaking of the ground. Tremors are experienced in area, if, because of a mild earthquake, the ground shakes slightly.
- As he came out suddenly into the open, the strong cold wind caused a tremor in his body. The chill wind made his body shake slightly.
- As tremors rocked the ground, people understood that the slight shakings were due to a mild earthquake. They immediately ran out of their houses for fear.