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Meaning of QUAKING

Pronunciation:  kw'eyking

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands"

QUAKING is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: quivering, shaking, shaky, shivering, trembling, unsteady



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
a. & n. from {Quake}, v.

{Quaking aspen} (Bot.), an American species of poplar
   ({Populus tremuloides}), the leaves of which tremble in
   the lightest breeze. It much resembles the European aspen.
   See {Aspen}.

{Quaking bog}, a bog of forming peat so saturated with water
   that it shakes when trodden upon.

{Quaking grass}. (Bot.)
(a) One of several grasses of the genus {Briza}, having
    slender-stalked and pendulous ovate spikelets, which
    quake and rattle in the wind. {Briza maxima} is the large
    quaking grass; {B. media} and {B. minor} are the smaller
(b) Rattlesnake grass ({Glyceria Canadensis}).