atremble 1852, from A- (Cf. a-) (1) + TREMBLE (Cf. tremble).

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  • atremble — [ə trem′bəl] adv. [ A 1 + TREMBLE] Old Poet. trembling …   English World dictionary

  • atremble — adjective Date: 1862 shaking involuntarily ; trembling < he was white as death and all atremble Robert Coover > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • atremble — ə.ˈt adjective Etymology: a (I) + tremble (v.) : trembling, quivering usually used postpositively or predicatively atremble like an aspen leaf Seyril Schochen …   Useful english dictionary

  • atremble — /euh trem beuhl/, adv. in a trembling state. [1855 60; A 1 + TREMBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • atremble — adjective Trembling, aquiver …   Wiktionary

  • atremble — adj. trembling, shaking, shivering …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atremble — atrem·ble …   English syllables

  • atremble — /əˈtrɛmbəl/ (say uh trembuhl) adverb in a trembling state …   Australian English dictionary

  • A- — A, as a prefix to English words, is derived from various sources. (1) It frequently signifies on or in (from an, a forms of AS. on), denoting a state, as in afoot, on foot, abed, amiss, asleep, aground, aloft, away (AS. onweg), and analogically,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • English prefixes — are affixes (i.e., bound morphemes that provide lexical meaning) that are added before either simple roots or complex bases (or operands) consisting of (a) a root and other affixes, (b) multiple roots, or (c) multiple roots and other affixes.… …   Wikipedia

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