- to shake with a slight but rapid motion; vibrate tremulously; tremble.
- the act or state of quivering; a tremble or tremor.
Origin of quiver1
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Examples from the Web for quivery
The sun was shining down, and the air was clear and quivery.
She was thin and quivery, and her tongue was hanging out and her eyes staring.
Roll of Bensoulbenjamin rolled to the quivery loveshivery roofpanes.Ulysses
I asked, 170 with a quivery little feeling that the world was going topsyturvy with other people besides me.Amazing Grace
Kate Trimble Sharber
Yes, and she had felt funny herself that evening—a numb, quivery, prickly kind of sensation: it may have been the thunder-storm!Bressant
- (intr) to shake with a rapid tremulous movement; tremble
- the state, process, or noise of shaking or trembling
- a case for arrows
Word Origin and History for quivery
"case for holding arrows," early 14c., from Anglo-French quiveir, Old French quivre, cuivre, probably of Germanic origin, from Proto-Germanic *kukur "container" (cf. Old High German kohhari, German Köcher, Old Saxon kokar, Old Frisian koker, Old English cocur "quiver"); "said to be from the language of the Huns" [Barnhart]. Related: Quiverful.