quaky

[ kwey-kee ]
/ ˈkweɪ ki /

adjective, quak·i·er, quak·i·est.

tending to quake; shaky or tremulous.

Nearby words

  1. quakers,
  2. quaking,
  3. quaking aspen,
  4. quaking bog,
  5. quaking grass,
  6. quale,
  7. qualifiable,
  8. qualification,
  9. qualificator,
  10. qualified

Origin of quaky

First recorded in 1860–65; quake + -y1

Related formsquak·i·ly, adverbquak·i·ness, noun

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Examples from the Web for quaky

  • "Like treading among the stars," he said, with a quaky laugh.

    Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
  • Quaky about tomorrow; sermon unprepared; meant to have had afternoon to self, but quite impossible.

  • An Odic Force, as the present quaky period calls it, permeated doubtless from the Master hand.

    Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore


British Dictionary definitions for quaky

quaky

/ (ˈkweɪkɪ) /

adjective quakier or quakiest

inclined to quake; shaky; tremulous
Derived Formsquakily, adverbquakiness, noun

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