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temblor (n.)

"earthquake," 1876, from American Spanish temblor "earthquake," from Spanish temblor, literally "a trembling," from temblar "to tremble," from Vulgar Latin *tremulare (see tremble (v.)).

updated on January 20, 2014

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Definitions of temblor from WordNet

temblor (n.)
shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity;
Synonyms: earthquake / quake / seism
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