Definition of tremblor in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtremblôr/ /ˈtrɛmblɔr/


  • An earth tremor.

    ‘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.’
    earthquake, earth tremor, shock, foreshock, aftershock


Early 20th century alteration of Spanish temblor ‘shudder’, influenced by trembler.